Don Fry Commentary in the BBJ: Building a path from workforce training to jobs is key

The GBC Preparing for the Future report includes an examination of workforce readiness in the Greater Baltimore region and a set of recommendations to address challenges that are impeding readiness. Continue reading

Don Fry Commentary in The Daily Record: Baltimore police reform is progressing

The BPD is making strides to turn silos into bridges and aiming to build trust and legitimacy over time through the reforms called for in the Consent Decree. It is progress that is needed and long overdue. Continue reading

WBAL NewsRadio: Don Fry on the importance of 3 Baltimore area companies making the Fortune 500 list [Audio]

For the first time in almost a decade, greater Baltimore has a presence on the Fortune 500 list of the largest public companies. Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry talks about the impact of this announcement. Continue reading

Don Fry Commentary in The Baltimore Sun: Baltimore region should celebrate its return to the Fortune 500 — then get to work leveraging it

The 2021 Fortune 500 list has not one but three Baltimore area companies on it: McCormick & Co. Inc., Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. and T. Rowe Price Group Inc. Continue reading

Don Fry Commentary in The Daily Record: Baltimore’s silent crisis: Fatal opioid overdoses

The Greater Baltimore Committee’s Health Care Committee determined in 2018 that employers should play a key role in helping manage opioid use and abuse, particularly among employees and their families. Continue reading

Don Fry Commentary in BBJ: Baltimore mayor needs to spend $670M stimulus ‘gift’ wisely

It is time to thoughtfully and deliberatively leverage the “fiscal gift” and to take a holistic approach toward its spending. Continue reading

Don Fry Commentary in TDR’s Eye on Annapolis: Pandemic recovery and the state’s competitive edge

With the COVID-19 pandemic threatening the health of Marylanders and disrupting the economy, the 2021 session of the Maryland General Assembly is shaping up to be unique and challenging. Continue reading

Don Fry Commentary in The Daily Record: 5G technology is Maryland’s future

Improvements in connectivity and internet access are crucial for underserved populations that disproportionately rely on their wireless devices to apply for jobs, find information about health conditions, do homework and access government services. Continue reading

We Stand for Racial Equity, Justice and Peace

The GBC stands with all in the Greater Baltimore community and throughout the state and nation who demand justice for George Floyd and his family. Continue reading