About Us

GBC History

For six decades, the Greater Baltimore Committee – the region’s premier organization of business and civic leaders – has been a leading voice for the business community on issues relating to economic growth, job creation, workforce development, transportation and quality of life.

The GBC was organized on Jan. 5, 1955 as an action committee designed to mobilize the commercial, industrial and professional leadership of Baltimore to bring about tangible and rapid improvements in the community. Read the GBC’s full history here.


GBC Vision

Greater Baltimore — Baltimore City and the five surrounding counties, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties — will be recognized as a leader in the global economy.


GBC Mission

The mission of the Greater Baltimore Committee is to improve the business climate of the Greater Baltimore region by organizing its corporate and civic leadership to develop solutions to the problems that affect the region’s competitiveness and viability.


GBC Regional Perspective

Regions, not individual jurisdictions, are the primary economic competitors in the global economy. Successful regions are characterized by healthy and viable core areas, while regions with declining core areas do not perform as well.

The synergy among central cities and the jurisdictions around them is critical to a regions’ success. A thriving urban area energizes a region and serves as a catalyst for economic and cultural growth. In Greater Baltimore, strengthening regional ties and collaboration benefits the entire region.