GBC members briefed on “Ready? Set? Good” disaster preparedness campaign

The Baltimore Metropolitan Council recently conducted an Emergency Preparedness Project to get citizens better prepared for disaster and emergency by increasing a sense of individual responsibility. Jim Williams, associate director, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, briefed members of the GBC Public Safety and Legal Affairs Committee on the...
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Senator Sarbanes to look back on 30 years in Congress

The GBC’s Public Policy Dialogue on October 11 at The Center Club in Baltimore features U.S. Senator Paul S. Sarbanes, who will reflect on more than 30 years of public service and roles he played in some of the most significant events in modern history. While in the U.S. House...
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Experts gauge BRAC impacts and opportunities in Maryland; will discuss at GBC Business Outlook

The federal Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) decisions will bring more than 40,000 jobs to Maryland during the next 10 years, experts estimate. J. Michael Hayes, Maryland’s director of Military and Federal Affairs, and economist Anirban Basu, chairman and CEO of Sage Policy Group, will be panel speakers at the...
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Bigger commitment to transit sought to accommodate BRAC growth

The Baltimore Transit Alliance (BTA), a regional coalition of business, civic and environmental organizations and foundations that is based at the Greater Baltimore Committee, is calling on state and county planners to place a stronger emphasis on public transit to address the transportation challenges created by the Base Realignment and...
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More teamwork needed to build state�s bioscience workforce, UMBI expert asserts

The state’s bioscience industry, labor and education leaders must strengthen their teamwork in order to meet the potential demand for a bioscience-ready workforce in the coming decades, a University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute expert recently told GBC members. Maryland’s bioscience employers say that graduates of the state’s four-year colleges “generally...
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GBC Baltimore Business Mixer Sept. 14, 2006

The GBC hosted a Baltimore Business Mixer on September 14 at Tydings and Rosenberg on the 26th floor overlooking the magnificent view of the Baltimore Inner Harbor. It was a fun night of networking, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails.
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GBC mulls unintended consequences of city inclusionary housing proposal

Members of the GBC’s Built Environment and Regional Transportation Committee are mulling potential unintended consequences of a city task force’s proposals for increasing affordable housing in the city through enactment of an “inclusionary housing” concept. A public hearing will be held on October 4 by the Baltimore City Council’s Land...
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Federal Reserve’s Jeffrey Lacker to keynote GBC�s Oct. 30 Business Outlook Conference

Jeffrey M. Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, will be the featured speaker at the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Business Outlook Conference on October 30, 2006 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Lacker, who currently serves as a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee, which sets the...
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