The Baltimore Sun: MTA cancels proposal to slash bus service in Baltimore after heavy criticism; will cut MARC, commuter bus service instead

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“This action reflects an egregious pattern of disinvestment in underserved communities in the Baltimore region where Black and Brown residents are reliant on already insufficient transit service,” said Don Fry, president and CEO of the pro-business group.

GBC 2020 Transportation Summit: Panelists urge route optimization, extended hours for equitable transit

Transportation advocacy has been a hallmark of the GBC throughout its 65 year history. A superior transportation infrastructure that provides reliable and efficient options is a key pillar for economic growth and job creation. Continue reading

Baltimore’s former mayors share advice, discuss personal challenges

The mayors discussed their experiences and lessons learned while holding Baltimore’s top elected office and addressed such topics as running an urban city of more than 600,000 residents and reflections on current challenges facing big city mayors and how it differs from their tenure in office. Continue reading

GBC’s Bridging the Gap Committee presents: Racial Equity in the Workplace – Moving from Statements to Action

Join the discussion to learn how leading companies are taking action to advance racial equity and social justice within their organizations and in the community. Continue reading

GBC President & CEO Don Fry and 11 other GBC members named The Daily Record Most Admired CEOs

The GBC congratulates Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, on the honor of a Most Admired CEO and for being an inductee to the Circle of Leadership. Continue reading

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards

Each year, through the Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards, the GBC recognizes exceptional majority, minority and, women-owned businesses and executives who nurture the development of minority and women-owned businesses in Greater Baltimore and Maryland. Continue reading

Baltimore Fishbowl: Pimlico makeover repositions racetrack as events venue, community hub

Advocates for Pimlico’s overhaul spoke about the property’s future during a Newsmaker Speaker Series talk conducted online and sponsored by the Greater Baltimore Committee: “A Win for Baltimore: The Renovation of Pimlico and Preserving the Preakness.” Continue reading

World Cup Host Organizing Committee kicks-off campaign to bring 2026 event to Baltimore region

The Baltimore-Maryland 2026 World Cup Host Organizing Committee kicked-off a campaign on August 26, 2020, to bring the 2026 FIFA World Cup to the Greater Baltimore Region. Continue reading

A big win for Baltimore: Pimlico and Preakness

Topics covered included the redevelopment of Pimlico Race Course, legislation introduced in the 2019 General Assembly legislative session, support and opposition to the proposed bill, negotiating a win for Baltimore City and the renovation of Pimlico and preserving the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore. Continue reading

BBJ: Lexington Market developers ask business leaders for financial boost

The redo of historic Lexington Market needs buy-in from Baltimore’s business community ahead of its 2022 reopening, the development team said during a Greater Baltimore Committee event. Continue reading