Don Fry Commentary: Must Haves for Baltimore Region in the Next Regional Transit Plan

It’s been nearly three years since I co-published a commentary that noted that the Baltimore region’s transportation system was failing to meet our economic needs. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been significant improvement since then. The cancellation of the Red Line in 2015 killed a project that promised to connect residents...
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Don Fry Commentary: Baltimore’s Crime Strategy on WBAL NewsRadio

Baltimore continues to see high rates of violent crime, especially shootings and homicides. But a crime reduction strategy issued by the city’s new Police Commissioner provides a road map to bring about change. There’s a lot to like in Police Commissioner Michael Harrison’s strategy. The strategy aims to address...
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Don Fry Commentary: ‘Your real friends rally to your side and defend your good name’

It is often said that you find out who your real friends are when hard times hit or others try to put you down. Your real friends rally to your side and defend your good name. Recently the City of Baltimore has found that it has just these kind...
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GBC’s Don Fry discusses Trump’s tweets, Baltimore’s assets on WBAL NewsRadio

Donald C. Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, went on air on WBAL NewsRadio on July 30 to discuss President Trump’s recent anti-Baltimore tweets. He also talked about Baltimore’s tourism industry, Police Commissioner Michael Harrison and his crime reduction strategy, as well as thoughts on what...
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GBC to Trump: Come visit Baltimore

Baltimore Business Journal: GBC to Trump: Come visit Baltimore By Jessica Iannetta July 29, 2019 The Greater Baltimore Committee has invited President Donald Trump to visit Baltimore and see the city he has characterized as “rat and rodent infested mess” and a place where “no human being would want to live.”...
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Greater Baltimore Committee Says President Trump Needs to Come to Baltimore and See Why its Supporters are so Passionate

The Greater Baltimore Committee is extremely disappointed in President Donald Trump’s recent demeaning characterization on social media of Baltimore and his unfair attack on Maryland Representative Elijah Cummings, chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee. “Baltimore is a great American city made up of hard-working residents and families...
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Don Fry Commentary: All hands on deck in Baltimore

As the drumbeat of daily news reminds us, Baltimore continues to see high rates of violent crime for yet another year, especially shootings and homicides. In the past seven days, a 36-year-old man was killed by gunfire in Cherry Hill and two unidentified men were gunned down on the...
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RCM&D Self-Insured Services Company (SISCO) Celebrates 40 Years

RCM&D Self-Insured Services Company (SISCO) celebrates 40 years of providing best-in-class claim administration services. During this time, SISCO has become an industry leader, boasting an average client retention rate of 95 percent. Founded in 1979 as a subsidiary to RCM&D, SISCO was formed to provide a comprehensive and innovative...
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The Baltimore Sun: Tradepoint Atlantic chosen as Maryland’s 1st staging area for offshore wind energy

The following article appeared on baltimoresun.com on July 23, 2019. Tradepoint Atlantic in Baltimore County will become the site of Maryland’s first offshore wind staging center thanks to a new partnership with Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind. Both companies shared the announcement at a press conference Tuesday at the former...
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GBC’s Don Fry comments in BBJ on Harborplace receiver’s report

Baltimore Business Journal: Harborplace receiver’s report details troubles, first steps to turnaround By Zach Phillips July 22, 2019 A five-year comparative sales analysis showed some of Harborplace’s longest-tenured tenants saw their sales decline as construction work on renovations stalled over the past few years. A new report by the...
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