Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, Regarding Gov. Hogan’s March 23 order closing all non-essential businesses

The key is to remember all of us are in this together and the steps we each take today will have a significant impact on how quickly we can get through the pandemic. Continue reading
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Letter from Md., D.C., Va. Business Community Urging Support for Stimulus

The letter expresses our commitment to working to expeditiously deliver the economic security needed during and after this health crisis, and our request to pass stimulus packages. Continue reading

Donald C. Fry commends Maryland tax filing deadline extension for business tax payers

Donald C. Fry, President & CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, commended State Comptroller Peter Franchot’s decision to extend the tax filing deadline for business tax payers to June 1. Continue reading

Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, on Baltimore Police Response to Aerial Surveillance Planes

The GBC commends Commissioner Harrison for his thoughtful and deliberative approach in developing a program that takes advantage of enhanced technology. Continue reading

Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, on Maryland’s Commitment to Fully Fund the Howard Street Tunnel Improvement Project

December 5, 2019 “The Greater Baltimore Committee commends Governor Hogan, state transportation officials and CSX for their leadership in identifying the funds needed to advance this project of tremendous significance to the Baltimore region. The GBC has advocated for this project for more than a decade, and we applaud the collaboration and hard work of the public and private entities whose persistence has made it possible. Upon completion, the double-stacking … Continue reading

Statement of the Greater Baltimore Committee on the decision of Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. to step down and the selection of Senator Bill Ferguson to assume the role as Senate President

The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) and its Board of Directors commend Senate President Mike Miller for more than 30 years of strong leadership for the citizens of Maryland. President Miller has been a forceful champion of the Senate as an institution and a key determinant in many significant debates that have both written the history and shaped the future of the State. The GBC and its Board congratulate Senator Bill … Continue reading

Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, on the Passing of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings

October 17, 2019 “The Greater Baltimore Committee’s Board of Directors and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Congressman Cummings. I had the great pleasure and honor of serving with Representative Cummings in the Maryland House of Delegates and found him to not only be an inspiring colleague to work with on issues, but a man of his word. I have never known a more passionate legislator,” said Fry. … Continue reading

Position Statement on Public Safety in Baltimore and Support of the Use of Aerial Surveillance in Baltimore

Public safety is the top priority for the City of Baltimore. All crime, especially homicides and shootings, causes trauma and suffering to the families and communities plagued by these senseless acts of violence. Persistent violent crime rattles our city to its core, overshadowing its assets and positive attributes and diminishing its vibrancy and economic potential. A comprehensive, data-driven strategy is essential to achieve sustained crime reduction. The Greater Baltimore Committee … Continue reading

Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, of ‘historic’ agreement to keep Preakness in Baltimore

This is a historic agreement that preserves two iconic traditions in the State of Maryland – the running of the Preakness at Pimlico and the horse racing industry. Continue reading