Merger of Greater Baltimore Committee and Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore Approved at 67th Annual Meeting

At its 67th Annual Meeting on May 25 Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) members approved a merger with the Economic Alliance of (EAGB). The merged organization will operate as the Greater Baltimore Committee and focus on collaboration and equity the Greater Baltimore region while also marketing the region’s assets. More than...
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Merger of Greater Baltimore Committee and Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore Approved

May 26, 2022 Press/Media contact: Mark Guidera, Vice President, Communications & Marketing, markg@gbc.org or 443-898-2320 Last night, at its annual meeting, the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) members formally approved its merger with the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore (EAGB). The merger brings together two storied regional organizations to create a singular vision for how Baltimore will compete and thrive on regional, national, and global stages and the strategic role business … Continue reading

Don Fry reflects on two decades with the Greater Baltimore Committee

Coming to the end of a two-decade tenure as president of the Greater Baltimore Committee has sparked a lot of reflection for Donald C. Fry. The 66-year-old has helmed the downtown business group through Baltimore’s economic ups and downs, a global pandemic, crime and image woes, the Freddie Gray unrest, the decline of Harborplace and an exodus of top corporations like T. Rowe Price Group Inc., Transamerica and Bank of America … Continue reading

Greater Baltimore Committee’s Annual Meeting to Feature Merger Vote, Announcement of New Public Safety Initiative and Tribute to Donald C. Fry, Retiring June 1

May 23, 2022 Press/Media contact: Mark Guidera, Vice President, Communications & Marketing, markg@gbc.org or 443-898-2320 What: The Greater Baltimore Committee’s membership will vote on a proposal to merge the organization and the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore at its 67th Annual Meeting. GBC Board Chair Calvin Butler will speak on the newly merged entity’s vision and its priorities for the year ahead, which will include an emphasis on collaboration and … Continue reading

Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore to Formally Merge with Greater Baltimore Committee, National Search for New CEO Launched

May 12, 2022 Media Contact: Mark Guidera, 443-898-2320 or markg@gbc.org Baltimore, MD – As the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) and the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore (EAGB) prepare to formally merge on May 25th at the GBC Annual Meeting, area leaders have launched a national search for the newly merged entity’s next president and chief executive officer (CEO). “This is an important milestone and concrete step forward in the work … Continue reading

U.S. Secretary of Labor Walsh: Strength in Labor Market Prevails and College Educated Talent in High Demand

The best path forward for the U.S. economy is for “business and the workforce to work together,” U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin Walsh said during a Leadership Café on May 3 hosted by the Greater Baltimore Committee and Goucher College. Donald C. Fry, President & CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee and Dr. Mileah Kromer, associate professor of political science and director of the Sarah T. Hughes Center for Politics at … Continue reading

Lieutenant Governor Legislation a Missed Opportunity for Marylanders

By Donald C. Fry President & CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee This commentary was published in The Daily Record on April 29, 2022. As is often the case, this year’s Maryland General Assembly session, which closed its annual 90-day session on April 11, had a number of highs and lows. Among the disappointments, in my view, was the failure of the Senate to take up a proposed Constitutional Amendment that would … Continue reading

Growing Baltimore’s Economy and Population Can Be Achieved, Experts Say

The Baltimore Together report that the Baltimore Development Corp.(BDC) recently issued to steer economic development in the city in the future aims, in part, to address racial equity issues that have held the city back for decades, said Colin Tarbert, President and CEO of the BDC. “We want to have…a world class economy that is based on diversity, equity and inclusion,” Tarbert said during the GBC’s April 6 Newsmaker Speaker … Continue reading

GBC President & CEO Donald C. Fry to be inducted into the Maryland Business Hall of Fame

Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) President & CEO Donald C. Fry will be inducted into the Maryland Business Hall of Fame by the Maryland Chamber of Commerce on May 12 for his outstanding leadership and contribution to Maryland Business and Communities. This award, presented at the chamber’s Inspire Maryland event, recognizes leaders for their hard work and commitment to the community. Additionally, GBC Board vice-chair Mary Ann Scully will also be … Continue reading