Justin Fenton Discusses His Book, “We Own This City” During Leadership Café Hosted by Goucher College and Greater Baltimore Committee

A joint drug investigation between Baltimore County Police Department and Harford County Sherriff’s Department uncovered evidence that eventually led to a wider federal investigation that uncovered extensive crime and corruption in the Baltimore Police Department’s now disbanded Gun Trace Task Force (GTTF). That was just one of the startling facts that came to light while covering the trial and conducting research that resulted in the publication of the book “We … Continue reading

GBC PRESIDENT & CEO DONALD FRY COMMENTARY ON WBAL NEWSRADIO: BAN GHOST GUNS

The Maryland General Assembly is off and running. One of the more troubling issues some legislators have their sites on is the proliferation of what are called ghost guns. These are handguns and rifles that can be assembled from parts and kits sold online. What’s caught the eye of legislators, police and prosecutors is the fact that once assembled, the weapons have no serial number. So, once fully assembled, the … Continue reading

What to Watch For in the 2022 Maryland General Assembly Session

This commentary was published by The Daily Record on January 12, 2022 By Donald C. Fry President & CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee The 2022 version of the Maryland General Assembly, which commences on January 12, will be an intriguing 90-day session mixed with election year politics and major public policy debates. It will be contentious and active as it is the last year for elected officials to impress upon the … Continue reading

A Growing Threat to Public Safety, Ghost Guns Must Be Banned

By Donald C. Fry President & CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee This commentary was published in The Daily Record on February 18, 2022. It’s no secret that the digital revolution is rapidly changing our lives and purchasing power, but perhaps few with such alarming potential public safety consequences as the sale of gun parts, individually and in kits, over the Internet so that virtually anyone with a credit card number can … Continue reading

Manufacturing Site and Wind Farm Project to Boost Maryland Economy

Steel production will rise again at Sparrows Point, the former home of defunct Bethlehem Steel, in two years and it will initially manufacture the huge base structures needed for wind turbines planned for the Maryland coast off Ocean City, executives for US Wind Inc. said during a Newsmaker Speaker Series virtual event hosted by the Greater Baltimore Committee on February 10. The executives who presented at the event, Offshore Wind … Continue reading

‘It’s More than Just a Merger’ Commentary by Calvin Butler and Brian Pieninck

This commentary was published by The Daily Record on February 10, 2022 The Greater Baltimore region is rich in assets supported by diverse industry sectors and is uniquely positioned in the Northeast corridor. For decades, the Greater Baltimore Committee and the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore have independently sought to enhance and market those assets, each working in partnership with the area’s business, community and civic leaders. With the pandemic … Continue reading

Leadership Cafe with Dr. Leana Wen: Outlook for COVID-19 Pandemic Looks Brighter

The outlook for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is looking much better this spring and summer new case and hospitalization data suggests, said Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician and public health professor at George Washington University and nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution. “I think we are headed to a much better place” this spring and summer, said Dr. Wen, the guest speaker at the  Goucher College and Greater Baltimore … Continue reading

Leaders Discuss Top Issues at GBC’s 2022 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum

Public safety, taxes and continuing to assist state residents and businesses recover from the pandemic were among key issues that elected state leaders and a senior advisor to Governor Larry Hogan discussed during the Greater Baltimore Committee’s 2022 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum, held virtually on January 24. Panelists for the event included: Senator William C. Smith, Jr., Chair, Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee; Senator Chris West, Member, Senate Judicial Proceedings … Continue reading

Greater Baltimore Committee and Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore Plan to Merge

    For Release: January 26, 2022 Media Contact: Mark Guidera, 443-898-2320 or markg@gbc.org Greater Baltimore Committee, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore Announce Roadmap for Merger  Partnership will drive meaningful progress and vision for the Greater Baltimore region and residents   Baltimore, Md. – Today, the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) and the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore (EAGB) announced plans for a merger that will result in a new, unified approach for … Continue reading