Letter from Chambers, Business Associations Supporting Pell Reinstatement for Incarcerated Students

As leaders of chambers of commerce and business associations, we place enormous value on policies that strengthen both our communities and our economies. That’s why we support lifting the federal ban on Pell grants for people in prison.
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Greater Baltimore Committee announces Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards recipients

“This year’s award recipients and their efforts to help others outside their normal scope of business serve as an inspiration to everyone in the city,” said Donald C. Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee. Continue reading

Greater Baltimore Committee announces nominees for Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards

“Minority and women-owned business enterprises are vital for our economy to thrive. The growth and vibrancy of minority and women-owned businesses are a testament to the overall health of a region’s economy and its outlook,” said Don Fry. Continue reading

Greater Baltimore Committee issues guide to create successful school/business partnerships

Creating a Successful School/Business Partnership: A Guide for Schools and Businesses was developed as part of the GBC’s work with Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises to find ways the GBC and Baltimore’s business community can support city schools and students. Continue reading

Greater Baltimore Committee issues Workforce Development Report

The report, Preparing for the Future: A Regional Workforce Development Initiative, includes more than 50 recommendations to ensure the region has a pipeline of skilled workers to fill high growth family-supporting jobs. Continue reading

Greater Baltimore Committee Statement in Opposition to Cuts in Transit Funding and Service in the Baltimore Region

The Greater Baltimore Committee calls on Governor Hogan and the Maryland Department of Transportation to reprioritize and reallocate State transportation dollars more equitably. Continue reading

Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, regarding bringing the 2026 World Cup to Baltimore-Maryland

Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, regarding bringing the 2026 World Cup to Baltimore-Maryland: “With its world class sports facilities, waterfront and accessible transportation, Baltimore makes for a very attractive host venue for the 2026 World Cup. Having previously hosted major soccer events such as the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals, the region has demonstrated its strong support for soccer. Related events would showcase the … Continue reading

Letter from Regional Business Organizations to Md., D.C. & Va. Congressional Delegations regarding COVID-19 Relief Legislation

We support the inclusion of funding for healthcare providers and healthcare systems to combat the virus, increased support for transit agencies, and additional aid for state and local governments who have diverted their resources to preventing further spread of the virus. Continue reading