GBC Work

Looking Ahead: A Focus on Competitiveness

In 2014, building on the core pillars for economic growth and job creation cited in the GBC’s Gaining a Competitive Edge report, the GBC will engage in broadened, comprehensive advocacy for competitiveness, focusing on issues that impact a competitive business environment in Maryland including:


Mobility in Maryland

Support creative solutions to break the stalemate in Annapolis over funding transportation infrastructure. The GBC will also work to support the strengthening commuter rail, intercity passenger rail serving Baltimore, freight rail and port capabilities.

Regional Transportation


Building an innovation economy

Build on Maryland’s strengths in life sciences and information technology to promote job creation and entrepreneurship around the state’s substantial research and technology strengths.

Bioscience Initiative
IT, Cybersecurity, and Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC)


Baltimore-D.C. business teamwork

Strengthen collaboration with the Greater Washington Board of Trade to achieve unified business advocacy on key issues relating to business competitiveness in the Baltimore-Washington corridor and the state.

Baltimore and Washington D.C. Collaborative


Workforce development coordination

Work to develop maximum alignment of the state’s education resources with requirements of Maryland businesses in a knowledge-based economy. Support a focus on STEM education at K-12 and in higher education.

Highly Qualified Workforce


Baltimore City economic development

Update the vision for the Inner Harbor, develop and implement fresh strategies for the city’s economic growth.

Transforming the Inner Harbor Experience


Legislative advocacy for competitiveness

Focus state lawmakers on ensuring Maryland policy is aligned with core pillars of economic growth and job creation.

Legislative Advocacy


Minority business development

Advancing 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.

Bridging the Gap


Energy issues

Advocating for the development of a long-range strategic plan to ensure an adequate and reasonably-priced future energy supply for Maryland.

Maryland Energy


Value for members

Providing programs and services to GBC members that enhance their community involvement, open doors for new business opportunities and highlight the company’s assets to the Greater Baltimore community.

Member Benefits