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September 19, 2023

Greater Baltimore Committee opens nominations for 2023 Mayor's Business Recognition Awards

Organization announces new categories and themes for program aligned with 10-year strategy

(Baltimore, Md.) – The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) and the Baltimore Development Corporation have opened nominations for the 2023 Mayor’s Business Recognition Award, which honors organizations with an active presence in the six-county Baltimore region that have demonstrated significant leadership and service to improve the quality of life in Baltimore.

To better align with its recently announced multi-year agenda aimed at propelling the Greater Baltimore Region toward a thriving future of inclusive growth and economic opportunity, the GBC has revamped the annual awards program to highlight companies and organizations that fall within five new awards categories.

“This recognition has always sought to inspire leaders across the City of Baltimore to continue innovating ways to support their communities and help our city achieve its full potential,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “Collectively, we can address Baltimore’s most pressing challenges, create opportunities for growth, and continue to strengthen our connections to one another. I am incredibly excited to see this year’s nominations and look forward to celebrating the work that so many Baltimore businesses are doing to support residents across our city every single day.”

“The region’s major employers, philanthropic and nonprofit organizations are deeply invested in creating meaningful progress and partnerships to accelerate communities in need and catalyze a brighter path ahead,” said GBC President and CEO Mark Anthony Thomas. “The ceremony will recognize those at the cutting edge and leading the transformative change that will inspire greater action and investment in Baltimore.”

The 49th Annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards will recognize three winners in each of the following categories, one for small, medium and large companies:

  • Economic opportunity: a business or organization that has taken innovative approaches to hiring local or supporting small business opportunities.
  • Ambassador for Baltimore Region: recognizing a business or organization at celebrates our city and region.
  • Local investment: a business or organization that is investing heavily in the city and region creating jobs, capital investment to grow our economy.
  • Supporting safe and vibrant communities: a business or organization investing in safe and cleaner communities.
  • Community redevelopment: a business or organization driving redevelopment of underserved communities.

The GBC introduced its multi-year agenda at its May annual meeting, the first since the GBC’s merger with the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore (EAGB). The agenda includes 12 initiatives to support the organization’s combined role in shaping the region’s econonmic future and driving collective impact for the more than 500 businesses and organizations committed to the region. The initiatives focus on three critical areas: (1) Economic Opportunity, (2) Transportation & Infrastructure, and (3) Collective Impact.

“The multi-year agenda is giving us direction in everything we do from here on out and that includes our events and awards programs,” said Thomas, who will host a Transportation & Economic Opportunity Summit on October 16, from 1-5pm at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Nominations for this year’s awards program can be made through October 11th by filling out the following nomination form. The winners of this year’s awards program will be celebrated at an event in December. Event details will be shared, and tickets will be available for purchase, in the coming weeks.


The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) is the leading voice for the private sector in the Baltimore region, providing insightful economic and civic leadership to drive collective impact. Composed of more than 500 organizations, including large, mid-size, and small companies, nonprofits, foundations, and educational and healthcare institutions, the GBC is dedicated to fostering the prosperity of the Greater Baltimore region. For more information, visit


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