Press Release: 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 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...

GBC News: 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

GBC News: 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 News: 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

GBC News: SBA Administrator Isabella Guzman Highlights New Agency Initiatives at Leadership Café

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is working to expand its network of banks and other lenders that will lend capital to support small businesses in historically racially discriminated or underserved communities. In addition the SBA has a concerted effort underway to support women and minority-owned small businesses and entrepreneurs and is currently seeking to remove regulatory barriers for ex-offenders to apply for capital for entrepreneurship or operate a small … Continue reading

GBC News: Outlook Upbeat for BWI and Port of Baltimore as Both Recover from Pandemic Slump

Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) saw a strong recovery in passenger traffic last year, with traffic bouncing back 68% from a steep pandemic slump in 2020. Meanwhile, the Port of Baltimore has seen import and export cargo business recover to almost pre-pandemic levels. Those were two of the takeaways that the leadersof both operations shared during the March 30 GBC Newsmaker: BWI and Port of Baltimore – Maryland’s … Continue reading

Inclusionary Housing Bill Would Curb New Home Construction Overall in Baltimore

By Donald C. Fry President & CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee This commentary was published in The Daily Record on March 25, 2022. A bill before the Baltimore City Council that aims to increase the number of new housing units built specifically for low-income residents, known as inclusionary housing, could end up having the opposite effect and even has the potential to stifle any major new housing construction in the city … Continue reading

Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board Highlights Maryland Women to Know and Toast

The GBC’s Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board (BWAB), which promotes the advancement of women in professional careers, invites you to join them in celebrating Women’s History Month by learning about some of the Maryland women who have broken barriers or made a significant contributions to society during the state’s history. Here BWAB has compiled summaries of some of the notable Maryland women worth learning more about. Like, share and comment on … Continue reading