GBC Co-Sponsors Improving Mobility: A Visionary Plan for Central Maryland

Join us for a discussion on how Central Maryland can maximize the Central Maryland Regional Transit Plan, and establish a new vision and strategy to transform our transit system with: Christof Spieler, Vice President and Director of Planning, Huitt-Zollars Monica Tibbit-Nutts, Executive Director, 128 Business Council Moderator: Scot Spencer, Associate Director, Advocacy and Influence, The Annie E. Casey Foundation The Greater Baltimore Committee and The Greater Washington Partnership — in partnership with the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance, … Continue reading

B&O Railroad Museum and Baltimore Police Join to Provide New Home for Mounted Unit

For more than 100 years, the Baltimore Police Department’s Mounted Unit has patrolled the streets of Baltimore City, keeping residents, tourists and others safe. In fact, it’s the oldest continuously operated horse-mounted police unit in the U.S. After police officers in the unit make their rounds each day, they ride the horses back to their stables, located under the Jones Falls Expressway in the 500 block of Holiday Street. But … Continue reading

Don Fry Commentary: New Solutions to End “Culture of Violence” in Baltimore

As we near the mid-point of the year it’s shaping up to be another grim one for Baltimore in terms of violent crime. As of June 26, there were 152 homicides in the city, compared to 133 at the same time last year, according to Baltimore City Police Department data, an increase of 14 percent. If the pace continues the city will regrettably book more than 300 murders for another … Continue reading

The Baltimore Sun: Reimagining Harborplace: What do people want from Baltimore’s iconic waterfront?

A June 26th, 2019 story on baltimoresun.com, explored the future possibilities for Harborplace which is now in receivership. The Baltimore Sun noted that the Greater Baltimore Committee is closing monitoring the situation, GBC President and CEO Donald C. Fry: The Greater Baltimore Committee plans to monitor the receivership process and make suggestions, Fry told The Sun.  Harborplace, he was quoted as saying, should  “remain ‘an attraction and an attractive place’ … Continue reading

BBJ:Harborplace receiver’s ‘sole focus’ is to make it safe, attractive, GBC’s Fry says

Editor’s note: The following appeared on bizjournals.com on June 25, 2019. A top business leader says the short-term goals for Harborplace are to boost its image, clean it up and make it inviting for the summertime tourist season. Those goals have been set forth by the court-appointed receiver for the 39-year-old Inner Harbor property, said Donald C. Fry, CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee. Fry spoke with the receiver Ian Lagowitz late last week. The … Continue reading

GBC Encourages Members to Visit Reopened Port Discovery in Baltimore

New attractions introduce STEM and other job skills to children The Port Discovery Children’s Museum reopens June 14 after completing a $10.5 million renovation – its first update since 1998. The Greater Baltimore Committee encourages its members and others to visit the reopened popular attraction, which attracts about 275,000 visitors annually. KidWorks, the former main attraction of the museum, has been transformed into a new attraction called The Port, which … Continue reading

GBC Announces July 11 Newsmaker: Gun Violence in America with book author Thomas Abt

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee and Thomas Abt, author of the forthcoming book Bleeding Out: The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence – and a Bold New Plan for Peace in the Streets. Thomas Abt is a Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Both in the United States and globally, Abt writes, teaches, and studies the use of evidence-informed approaches to reduce urban violence, among other criminal justice … Continue reading

Paul A. Tiburzi: Working for a Greater Baltimore

Editor’s note: The following was published in The Daily Record on May 23, 2019 As the 33rd chair of the Greater Baltimore Committee I was privileged to speak at its recent annual meeting to highlight several new initiatives the organization has undertaken to ensure that the Greater Baltimore region remains an attractive place for residents, businesses, innovators, employers, students, and visitors. Four key GBC Board members are leading important projects … Continue reading

WBAL News Radio 1090: Project CommUNITY: Baltimore’s Path Forward

Editor’s note: The following appeared on wbal.com on May 23, 2019. WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5 hosted a special discussion on May 22, 2019 called  “Project Community: Baltimore’s Path Forward.” The program, hosted by C4 and Bryan Nehman, featured two sets of panelists discussing solutions to the challenges facing Baltimore City and the surrounding area. Baltimore City Police Commissioner Michael Harrison and Baltimore City Schools Police Union President Clyde Boatwright … Continue reading