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...

‘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 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

GBC Media Release: Donald C. Fry, President & CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, to Retire This Year

For Release: January 19, 2022 Media Contact: Mark Guidera, Donald C. Fry, President & CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, will retire on June 1 after 23 years of service at the widely respected independent, private-sector organization. “I’ve been blessed and honored to have served with so many of the top leaders in the private sector over more than two decades and worked closely on a number of major … Continue reading

Leadership Café: State Senate President Bill Ferguson Discusses What to Watch For in 2022 Session

The top economic priority for the upcoming 2022 Maryland General Assembly session, which will commence on January 12, will be ensuring the state’s economy remains competitive and supporting policies that promote workforce development and educational pathways that lead to careers, said Maryland State Senate President Bill Ferguson during a virtual Leadership Café event hosted by Goucher College and the Greater Baltimore Committee on January 4. Senate President Ferguson explained that … Continue reading

Maryland’s HBCUs Fuel Economy, Innovation and Upward Mobility

This commentary appeared in The Daily Record on December 16, 2021. Last December, Mackenzie Scott, the philanthropist and ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, donated $85 million to three of Maryland’s four Historically Black Colleges and Universities, or HBCUs. The recipients of the generosity were Bowie State University, Morgan State University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). The gift generated a lot of buzz. But truth be told, … Continue reading

GBC and BDC Honor 12 Companies with Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards as ‘Exemplary’

The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) and the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) honored 12 businesses December 16 at the annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards, held virtually this year. During the event, the 47th, guest speaker Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott said, “These businesses exemplify everything that is great about Baltimore.” The awards, he said, highlight “Private industry coming together with and for the community to advance the greater good and build a … Continue reading

2021 Mayor’s Business Recognition Award Winner Project Descriptions

Ascension Saint Agnes At the beginning of the pandemic, Ascension Saint Agnes (a faith-based healthcare organization delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable), stepped up to assist in many capacities. They partnered with Baltimore City Health Department to vaccinate over 1,600 first responders at the hospital, and increased access for seniors and other vulnerable populations through mobile vaccination clinics in … Continue reading