Kirwan Commission: Investing in Our Children’s Future

The following article was co-authored by Donald C. Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, and Bishop Douglas Miles, BUILD clergy co-chair, to highlight the importance of the work of the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education, also know as the Kirwan Commission. The commission’s work has been extended for another year by elected state leaders, with major legislative decisions not expected until the 2020 Maryland General … Continue reading

WBAL News Radio 1090: Future Employment Centers Need Transit Access

Editor’s note: The following commentary aired on on December 17, 2018. Listen to the commentary. State transportation officials recently confirmed what many argued when Baltimore’s Red Line project was killed. The decision to scrap the project, made after 13 years of steady work and progress, was a body blow to Baltimore and would set the city back decades in its quest to expand mass transit. Now, according to a report recently submitted … Continue reading

Join the GBC for its annual Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum on January 28

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its annual Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum, which will feature top policy leaders from both parties and the Governor’s office who will discuss the legislative dynamics that are in store under the State House dome for the 2019 Maryland General Assembly legislative session. Learn what business issues will emerge, hear about controversial issues, how changes in leadership will influence the session and the impact … Continue reading

GBC announces four-part speaker series with McDonell Consulting Group in 2019

The Greater Baltimore Committee announces a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President of McDonell Consulting Group, in 2019. Caring Enough to be Demanding of Exceptional Results: Understanding your Workforce and the Difference between Ability and Motivation February 7, 2019 Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for the first installment of a four-part speaker series with Chris McDonell, President of McDonell Consulting Group. Those in leadership typically balance a fine line between … Continue reading

The Baltimore Sun: Baltimore County Council should approve Tradepoint Atlantic funding proposal

Editor’s note: The following op/ed appeared on on December 14, 2018. A proposal before the Baltimore County Council that will provide for the expedited construction of infrastructure at Tradepoint Atlantic, the former site of the old Bethlehem Steel plant in Sparrows Point, is a prime example of private industry collaborating with government to devise a sensible solution to a thorny issue. Under the proposed agreement, which is scheduled for final approval … Continue reading

Read Don Fry’s testimony to the Baltimore County Council on Tradepoint Atlantic

Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry submitted testimony to the Baltimore County Council on December 11, 2018 in support of the proposed agreement between Baltimore County, Maryland and Tradepoint Atlantic, LLC (TPA). The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) is in support of the proposed agreement between Baltimore County, Maryland and Tradepoint Atlantic, LLC (TPA). This innovative agreement allows Baltimore County to benefit from development at the TPA Sparrows … Continue reading

GBC celebrates 12 businesses as winners of the 44th Annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards

The Greater Baltimore Committee celebrated 12 businesses on December 5, 2018 as winners of the 44th Annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards. The annual awards event, which is presented by the GBC, the Baltimore Development Corporation and the Mayor’s Office, honors businesses for their outstanding corporate leadership, commitment to community and dedication to improving the quality of life in Baltimore City. For more than four decades, the Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards has … Continue reading

Greater Baltimore Committee welcomes new members

The GBC welcomes the following new members: The AFRO-American Company of Baltimore City Aon Risk Services, Inc. of Maryland Bikemore Crown Castle International Global Energy Solutions, Inc. MASN SAA|EVI Tidemore To learn more about and to join the GBC, click here or call Sophia Silbergeld at 410-727-2820.

GBC’s December 18 Newsmaker Breakfast: Meet Baltimore’s New Faces in Annapolis is sold out

The Greater Baltimore Committee’s December 18 Newsmaker Breakfast is now sold out. The final Newsmaker Breakfast of the year will feature a panel discussion with Baltimore City’s new legislative leaders – Dalya Attar, Regina Boyce, Tony Bridges, Stephanie Smith and Melissa Wells – about the upcoming 2019 Maryland General Assembly legislative session, issues in their legislative districts and their opinions on the current state of our city, among other topics. If you go: When: Tuesday, December … Continue reading