BBJ: Greater Baltimore business groups issue renewed call to combat systemic racism

The Greater Baltimore Committee, the Open Society Institute and the entire board of the upscale Center Club were among the groups who said they stand ready for change after George Floyd's May 25 murder during an arrest. Continue reading

GBC at 65: Highlights Through the Years

The many substantive issues the Greater Baltimore Committee pushed for during its early years included the development of Charles Center, construction of the Jones Falls Expressway, expansion of Friendship Airport, construction of the Baltimore Civic Center and creation of the Maryland Transit Authority. Here are some highlights of the GBC’s efforts through the decades. In 1956, the GBC was dedicated to alleviating traffic congestion from north and northwest Baltimore into … Continue reading

‘In Their Words’ Election Series

In this weekly series, we are sharing candidate positions with you “in their words.” Continue reading

Don Fry Commentary in The Daily Record: Mayoral candidates weigh in on fighting crime

While COVID-19 dominates the attention of many these days, there is a pivotal and transformative primary election coming up in Baltimore City on June 2. Continue reading

Don Fry Commentary in The Baltimore Sun: This is what we need from the next mayor

While the Greater Baltimore Committee does not endorse or financially support candidates for public office, we strongly believe that there are certain qualities that the next Mayor of Baltimore must possess to effectively lead the City in the midst of these uncertain times and unprecedented challenges. Continue reading

GBC, WBAL NewsRadio host Baltimore City Mayoral Debate

The Mayoral candidates were asked questions about Baltimore in the five years since the death of Freddie Gray, why someone should invest in the city, the budget and how to improve the sense of lawlessness without mass incarcerations. Continue reading

Baltimore Sun: Baltimore mayoral candidates zero in on violent crime during debate in race’s closing days

In a forum hosted by the Greater Baltimore Committee and WBAL-AM, the six leading Democratic candidates either sought to distance themselves from the violent status quo or pointed to work they’ve done while in office to address the problem. Continue reading

BBJ: Six mayoral candidates share their plans for luring businesses to Baltimore

How would you go about wooing a big-league business to take a chance and invest in a move to Baltimore? That was one of several questions posed by Greater Baltimore Committee CEO Donald C. Fry to six leading Democratic mayoral candidates during an online debate May 27 sponsored by the organization and WBAL Radio. Continue reading

The Daily Record: Baltimore mayoral candidates clash during GBC debate

Baltimore’s top Democratic candidates for mayor traded sharp barbs Wednesday as voters in the June 2 primary continue casting ballots by mail. Continue reading

BBJ: Greater Baltimore Committee: City needs a mayor who can ‘measure up’

Through June 2, Baltimore residents will cast their ballots in the Primary Election for Mayor, City Council President, City Council seats and Comptroller. Continue reading