Greater Baltimore Committee launches COVID-19 Business Recovery Advisory Council to help Baltimore Region’s Economic Recovery

COVID-19 Advisory Council
The council will prioritize identifying and recommending programs, policies and initiatives that can assist small and minority business recovery.
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Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, Regarding the Governor’s Decision to Initiate Stage 1 of Maryland’s Roadmap to Recovery

The Greater Baltimore Committee applauds the decision of Governor Hogan to lift the stay at home advisory and to initiate Stage 1 of the Maryland’s Roadmap to Recovery. Continue reading

GBC, WBAL NewsRadio host Baltimore City Election Debates

The Greater Baltimore Committee, in partnership with WBAL NewsRadio, will host two debates for the 2020 Baltimore City Elections with leading candidates in the City Council President and Mayoral races. Continue reading

Statement of Donald C. Fry, GBC President & CEO, regarding Gov. Hogan’s March 30 Stay-At-Home order

While Governor Hogan’s Stay-At-Home Executive Order may create more hardship for businesses, employers and employees, it is meant to ensure that Maryland can respond aggressively to the COVID-19 pandemic and enable us bounce back when the crisis subsides. Continue reading

Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, regarding Maryland unemployment numbers

March 26, 2020 “The unemployment numbers reveal that the business closures and other restrictive measures being taken to curb the spread of COVID-19 are creating economic hardship for many and that is unfortunate but not unexpected. The hospitality industry – hotels and restaurants –is a strong part of our regional economy and it has taken a significant hit which will drive up unemployment numbers. However, these steps taken by Governor … Continue reading

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

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