Baltimore Business Journal: Saving Harborplace

By Melody Simmons  Dec. 13, 2019 In a small conference room at City Hall, 12 city leaders met recently to scrutinize the mess unfolding at Harborplace. The marketplace — once Baltimore’s heartbeat which heralded a legendary urban renaissance — is half vacant and overloaded with debt, default and image...
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GBC Member Companies Named as Baltimore Sun’s Top Workplaces for 2019

The Greater Baltimore Committee congratulates the following member companies for being named among the Baltimore Sun’s Top Workplaces for 2019. Large Employers FutureCare  KCI Technologies Inc.  Kennedy Krieger Institute RK&K LLP  University of Maryland, Baltimore County Whitman, Requardt and Associates Midsize Employers Advance Business Systems AECOM  Continental Realty Corporation Corporate Office Properties Trust  Small Employers  Heritage Financial Consultants  Key Tech  Kramon & Graham P.A.  Samuel Shapiro & Company Inc.  Source: The … Continue reading

The Baltimore Sun: Maryland, CSX find $103M in extra funding to let ‘double-stacked’ freight move through Howard Street Tunnel

By Colin Campbell and Jeff Barker  December 5, 2019 After months of negotiations, the state of Maryland and CSX Transportation have come up with the more than $100 million in additional funding needed to move forward with the expansion of the Howard Street Tunnel — a long-sought project expected to remove a freight bottleneck and significantly boost the Port of Baltimore’s booming shipping container traffic. Maryland won a $125 million federal … Continue reading

Congressman Anthony G. Brown and Congresswoman Ann Wagner introduce MORE TOD Act

Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) and Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02) introduced the Maximizing Our Redevelopment and Efficiency for Transit Oriented Development (MORE TOD) Act on December 3, 2019. The bill, H.R. 5255, promotes community revitalization by recognizing existing transportation options and infrastructure as critical to Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) initiatives. TOD creates integrated neighborhoods, where public and private infrastructure work together seamlessly to better facilitate the daily lives of those who live there. … Continue reading

Don Fry Commentary: Thanks to these generous businesses

In less than a week, millions will travel near and far to celebrate one of the truly great American traditions, Thanksgiving. But there are many who do not have the financial or social resources to celebrate the holiday with a wonderful Thanksgiving meal. In fact, experts tells us that one in nine Marylanders is “food insecure,” meaning they are unsure where their next meals will come from exactly. However, Centerplate, … Continue reading

2019 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards Winners Announced

The 2019 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards winners were announced at an awards ceremony on November 18 at the American Visionary Art Museum. Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Don Fry opened the event by saying, “The Greater Baltimore Committee is honored to recognize so many outstanding companies and business leaders from the Greater Baltimore Region.” Fry explained the genesis of the Bridging the Gap program, which dates back to … Continue reading

The Daily Record: Md. Lawmaker Wants Developer Campaign Cash Curbed in Howard Co.

By Adam Bednar   November 13, 2019    A Maryland lawmaker intends to keep pushing legislation intended to ease development pressure on Howard County by restricting builders’ ability to dole out campaign contributions. Del. Warren Miller, a Republican, said he plans to press a bill restricting developers’ ability to furnish campaign contributions to county elected officials while builders seek government approvals on matters such as zoning amendments. “We really need to … Continue reading

GBC Announces 45th Annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Award Winners

Each year, the Mayor of the City of Baltimore joins with the Greater Baltimore Committee and the Baltimore Development Corporation to recognize businesses that have demonstrated significant corporate leadership and service to improve the quality of life in Baltimore. The awards are given for specific activities or projects that have significantly benefited the citizens of Baltimore City and are outside the regular mission or day-to-day work or activities of the … Continue reading

Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards Nominees Announced

The Bridging the Gap initiative is dedicated to evolving the business culture of Greater Baltimore by developing and fostering relationships between majority, minority, and women-owned businesses. In addition to promoting a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all organizations, the Bridging the Gap initiative provides targeted support and programming to help women and minority-owned businesses in Greater Baltimore succeed and grow. Each year, through the Bridging the Gap Achievement … Continue reading

Bloomberg: Fed’s Barkin: Now a Good Time to Pause and Observe Policy Impact

By Craig Torres November 5, 2019 Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Thomas Barkin says the central bank has taken out “insurance” against uncertainty facing the U.S. economy by cutting interest rates three times and “I hope we will see over the next six months the kind of impact you want to have.” “I think it is a good time though to pause.” Barkin talks with reporters Tuesday after speech … Continue reading