GBC at a Glance
The Greater Baltimore Committee is a regional, membership organization of more than 500 businesses, nonprofit organizations, and educational and civic institutions. Members are located in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties.
The GBC's mission is to improve the business climate of the Baltimore region by organizing its corporate and civic leadership to develop solutions to the problems that affect the region's competitiveness and viability. Founded in 1955 by a small group of business leaders that included renowned developer James Rouse, the GBC has played a decisive role in Baltimore's acclaimed downtown 'renaissance.'
The GBC's work today includes identifying and nurturing major business development opportunities in the region and strengthening the region's business, transportation, education, healthcare and technology resources. Through its member-driven committees and industry groups, the GBC identifies major issues that are crucial to the region's business growth. The GBC then plays an influential role in developing public strategies for action on key issues.
The GBC provides members with a broad range of information and reports through its electronic and print publications, including its Web site. The GBC also offers a comprehensive, year-long schedule of programs and networking events for executives and business professionals on topics ranging from corporate teamwork to updates on key business climate and public policy issues.
The GBC also houses The Leadership, an in-depth year-long orientation for emerging leaders from the region's business, nonprofit organizations and government agencies.
GBC Priorities in 2013
• Creating and advocating for a competitive business environment to attract new businesses and expand existing businesses, thereby creating jobs and opportunities
• Developing and promoting a comprehensive and efficient regional transportation system capable of moving goods, services and the workforce
• Building and nurturing a highly-trained and educated workforce to meet the needs of the 21st century knowledge-based economy.
• 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.