Maryland Matters: Olszewski Accuses MDOT of Neglecting Baltimore County’s Needs

"This lack of investment in the Baltimore region runs the risk of depriving work commuters, especially those unable to afford cars or other transportation options, with access to jobs or employment opportunities."--GBC President & CEO Don Fry

Baltimore Sun: Baltimore’s 1st transit equity analysis seeks to guide federal money to the city’s long-neglected ‘Black Butterfly’

“This study confirms that the need for improved transportation access must be a high-priority diversity and equity goal for Baltimore City, working in tandem with elected leaders and transportation officials, to attain in the near future.”–Don Fry, GBC Continue reading

Don Fry Commentary in The Daily Record: How Md. Small Businesses Can Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic

If small businesses take the public health crisis seriously and follow the President’s mandate to require employee vaccinations, they can help Maryland cross the goal line. Continue reading

Baltimore Sun: Vendors told to vacate The Gallery in Baltimore at end of year; owner ‘evaluating options’ for building

In what would be the latest loss for Baltimore’s brick-and-mortar retailers and its once-bustling downtown, retail tenants at the Gallery have been told they must vacate the Baltimore mall at the end of the year. Continue reading

WBAL NewsRadio Commentary: GBC’s Don Fry on money Baltimore received with the American Rescue Plan Act [Audio]

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott is the fortunate recipient of a unique opportunity that few elected officials ever see — an unexpected infusion of money with wide discretion as to how it is to be spent. Continue reading

Baltimore Sun: Many Maryland business groups, unions back Biden’s COVID-19 mandates, with some caveats

“As vaccines are readily available, most businesses also will likely support a reasonable time off for employees to get vaccinated as most recognize it is to their overall benefit to have a healthy workforce.” — GBC President & CEO Don Fry Continue reading

Baltimore Sun 2021 Hall of Fame includes GBC Board Members and President & CEO Don Fry

The Baltimore Sun has named Donald C. Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, and five GBC Board members to its 2021 Business and Civic Hall of Fame. Continue reading

Daily Record Commentary by Don Fry: Continued population loss for Baltimore is troubling and unacceptable

The decades-long trend of residents leaving the city — and that loss not being offset by enough new residents moving in the city – is not only troubling but unacceptable. Continue reading

Daily Record: Employment lawyer lays out considerations for workplace vaccination policies

Harriet E. Cooperman, a partner at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP and a veteran employment attorney, laid out several steps employers should take when developing their vaccine policies during a Greater Baltimore Committee virtual event. Continue reading

Baltimore Business Journal: UMMS CEO: Now is the time for employers to make decisions about vaccine mandates

Dr. Mohan Suntha said the combination of increased cases of Covid-19 and the flu could present a “dramatic challenge” when it comes to the availability of medical resources. Continue reading