Bridging the Gap Committee

The Bridging the Gap Committee supports and nurtures the development and growth of minority-owned and women-owned businesses in the region and state. The committee provides assistance by identifying and instituting development programs, addressing public policy issues, providing networking opportunities and serving as a resource guide for minority and women entrepreneurs who are members of the Greater Baltimore Committee.
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Bridging the Gap is an initiative of the Greater Baltimore Committee, designed to advance the business culture of greater Baltimore by fostering an atmosphere in which majority and minority- and women-owned businesses can form mutually-beneficial strategic partnerships. The Bridging the Gap Initiative strives to provide businesses with the necessary tools and support to develop such collaborations.

The goals of the initiative are to:

  • Nurture the creation of legacy wealth among minority and women-owned businesses (MWBEs) by broadening business prospects that are available to them.
  • Communicate the business case for minority inclusion and development to the region’s larger business community.
  • Provide training opportunities that enhance capabilities within the minority and women-owned business community to enable successful participation in partnership opportunities.

Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards

The Greater Baltimore Committee honored 13 winners of 2013 Bridging the Gap Awards for outstanding achievement by minority-owned and women-owned businesses and for exemplary support of minority business development during November 14, 2013 awards ceremonies at the Grand Historic Venue in Baltimore, Maryland.