MD Governor Larry Hogan Announces Expansion of COVID- 19 Vaccine Booster Eligibility

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced the expansion of eligibility this morning following a decision by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve booster doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for adults. “As the holiday season approaches, with more travel and more gatherings, we are encouraging all Marylanders to get a booster shot and maintain their immunity,” Hogan said. “The state has a robust network of vaccination providers, and … Continue reading

Maryland Matters: Olszewski Accuses MDOT of Neglecting Baltimore County’s Needs

“This lack of investment in the Baltimore region runs the risk of depriving work commuters, especially those unable to afford cars or other transportation options, with access to jobs or employment opportunities.”–GBC President & CEO Don Fry Continue reading

Baltimore Sun: Baltimore’s 1st transit equity analysis seeks to guide federal money to the city’s long-neglected ‘Black Butterfly’

“This study confirms that the need for improved transportation access must be a high-priority diversity and equity goal for Baltimore City, working in tandem with elected leaders and transportation officials, to attain in the near future.”–Don Fry, GBC Continue reading

Don Fry Commentary in The Daily Record: How Md. Small Businesses Can Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic

If small businesses take the public health crisis seriously and follow the President’s mandate to require employee vaccinations, they can help Maryland cross the goal line. Continue reading

Baltimore Sun: Vendors told to vacate The Gallery in Baltimore at end of year; owner ‘evaluating options’ for building

In what would be the latest loss for Baltimore’s brick-and-mortar retailers and its once-bustling downtown, retail tenants at the Gallery have been told they must vacate the Baltimore mall at the end of the year. Continue reading

WBAL NewsRadio Commentary: GBC’s Don Fry on money Baltimore received with the American Rescue Plan Act [Audio]

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott is the fortunate recipient of a unique opportunity that few elected officials ever see — an unexpected infusion of money with wide discretion as to how it is to be spent. Continue reading

Baltimore Sun 2021 Hall of Fame includes GBC Board Members and President & CEO Don Fry

The Baltimore Sun has named Donald C. Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, and five GBC Board members to its 2021 Business and Civic Hall of Fame. Continue reading

Daily Record Commentary by Don Fry: Continued population loss for Baltimore is troubling and unacceptable

The decades-long trend of residents leaving the city — and that loss not being offset by enough new residents moving in the city – is not only troubling but unacceptable. Continue reading