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GBC has advanced the media conversation around the collective efforts underway to achieve lasting and transformative change in the Baltimore region. Read some of the recent stories about our work providing civic and economic leadership on the issues most relevant to this dynamic metropolitan area.

Media Coverage & Organizational Highlights

Can Baltimore become a Tech Hub?

Baltimore has succeeded in a competition with more than 400 other jurisdictions to receive a designation by the federal government as a “tech hub.” Read More.

GBC Chair: Orioles lease helps Baltimore grow
The Baltimore Sun

I believe strongly in Baltimore. For the last four years, I’ve served as president and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical System, working alongside a talented team of medical experts providing cutting-edge help and healing to Baltimoreans and Marylanders. Read More.

Baltimore region hopes to tap into its strengths as part of federal tech hub designation
The Daily Record

In late October, the greater Baltimore region was designated as a federal tech hub by the Biden administration. The Economic Development Administration made 31 such designations from more than 400 applications. There is $10 billion in investment available through the program. Read More.

Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards honor 14 firms demonstrating civic leadership in Baltimore
The AFRO News

Mayor Brandon M. Scott, in partnership with the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) and Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC), hosted the 49th annual Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards on Dec. 13. Read More

Sparrows Point Alliance launches to support economic growth in Baltimore region
The Daily Record

Sparrows Point Alliance, a nonprofit, grassroots organization of Maryland community groups, business organizations, and labor unions, officially launched Wednesday to support the continued revitalization of Sparrows Point. Read More.

GBC CEO Mark Anthony Thomas calls for better Baltimore brand
The Baltimore Business Journal

Greater Baltimore Committee CEO Mark Anthony Thomas writes about his group’s goals for establishing a better economic narrative for the region. Read More.

Viewpoint: Why the GBC wants to tackle city's vacant housing issue
The Baltimore Business Journal

“Baltimore’s vacancy challenge is complex, and is an amalgamation of many economic and social issues. It is also a backdrop for other challenges,” GBC CEO Mark Anthony Thomas writes. Read More.

BUILD, Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott and Greater Baltimore Committee partner to end vacant housing crisis
The AFRO News

On Dec. 11, Scott and the organizations’ leaders are set to host a public action meeting at Greater Harvest Baptist Church in Southwest Baltimore to update residents on their strategy to finance the rehabilitation of these homes. Read More.

Baltimore's vacant properties plan
The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott unveiled an ambitious $3 billion plan Monday to attack the city’s thousands of vacant properties, promising to address a decades-old problem with funding from a newly created Tax Increment Financing zone and a yet-to-be-secured state investment. Read More.

Baltimore leaders propose $8 billion plan to confront vacant housing
The Baltimore Banner

A coalition of Baltimore faith and business leaders and Mayor Brandon Scott’s administration Monday unveiled an estimated $8 billion plan to revive thousands of vacant and abandoned homes funded by the city, state and private donors. Read More.

What Baltimore's federal Tech Hub designation means for the region's economy
Baltimore Business Journal

Baltimore’s designation as a federal tech hub could funnel millions of dollars into the city, but there is still plenty of work left to do. Read More.

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti's foundation launches $100 million startup fund
Baltimore Business Journal

The GBC offices hosted the launch event for Blackbird Laboratories.

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Biden-Harris Administration declares Baltimore as federal tech hub

Baltimore has now been designated as a federal tech hub, officials announced Monday. Watch Video.

Baltimore ‘Tech Hub’ designation means region could compete for billions in federal economic development funding
Maryland Matters

Could Maryland become the center of predictive health care in America? That’s what state officials and business leaders hope with the designation Monday of the Baltimore Tech Hub. Read More.

Baltimore named one of 31 federal tech hubs, with focus on AI and biotechnology
Baltimore Banner

The Baltimore area was chosen Monday as one of 31 federal tech hubs, providing hundreds of millions of dollars in funding to make the region part of a national effort to advance America’s tech industry through competitive grants. Read More.

Greater Baltimore named a federal tech hub by Biden Administration
The Afro-American Newspaper

President Biden designated 31 communities across the U.S. as Regional Innovation and Technology Hubs on Oct. 23 as part of the CHIPS and Science Act. Read More.

What role does the business community play with the Red Line?

With the relaunch of this transit project, business leaders pledge to be more proactively engaged and supportive of the Red Line. Read More.

Gov. Moore highlights importance of transportation investments in Baltimore
The Afro-American Newspaper

Gov. Wes Moore and Baltimore City Mayor Brandon M. Scott addressed the importance of transportation investments in Baltimore and what the state has done thus far on Oct. 16. Read More.

'Think boldly,' Bill Struever tells business leaders at Greater Baltimore Committee summit
Baltimore Business Journal

With about $6.5 billion in new investment headed to Baltimore by 2028, plans to revamp the city’s image in the coming few years need to “go big,” veteran developer Bill Struever said on Monday. Read More.

GBC summit explores revitalizing region by investing in transit and development
The Baltimore Sun

Officials underscored the crucial role that the east-west connector can play in revitalizing downtown and the region along with projects such as a redeveloped Penn Station and other transit-oriented development. Read More.

Leaders of Inner Harbor Cultural Institutions outline their attractions
Baltimore Fishbowl

Leaders of several Inner Harbor attractions are working on building projects that will transform their properties – and affect the experiences their visitors have. Read More.

GBC CEO, Mark Anthony Thomas, joins The T.J. Smith Show
WBAL News Radio

GBC President & CEO Mark Anthony Thomas appeared on the TJ Smith Show, where he discussed the importance of envisioning bold new strategies for connecting what’s happening in Baltimore’s downtown core to revitalization efforts in the region at-large. Watch Video.

Baltimore Developers Say City Should 'Think Boldly' To Spur Transit-Oriented Development Boom

MLR Partners Principal Mark Renbaum was among the developers urging officials to adopt pro-growth policies and economic incentives to spur transit-oriented development.

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National Aquarium starts work on Harbor Wetland habitat and floating park
Baltimore Sun

National Aquarium President & CEO John Racanelli announced that construction on a $14 million “Harbor Wetland” project would begin next month. 

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Harborplace's New Strategy

MCB Real Estate Co-Founder and Principal David Bramble outlined how the guiding philosophy for the Harbor Place redesign is to make it a place Baltimoreans are attracted to.

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How promoting transit around Baltimore is easier said than done
Baltimore Sun

This commentary by the Sun Editorial Board noted that realizing transit-oriented development projects like the Lutherville rail station requires a focus on equity.

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Baltimore could see a TOD Boom

An influx of federal funding opportunities could spur a transit-oriented development boom throughout the Baltimore region.

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25 Women to Watch 2023: Best in advocacy, business and health
Baltimore Sun

GBC COO Sharon Markley Schreiber was named as a Woman to Watch. Read her illuminating interview discussing her work for the organization.

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Economic Development Leaders from Atlanta, Charlotte and Baltimore share Key Take-Aways for Philadelphia
Equitable Cities Consulting

Mark was also featured on this recent update providing his key takeaways on fostering regional collaboration and growing quality jobs.

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10 rising stars of North American biotech: Cities emerging as life sciences hubs
Drug Discovery & Development

The Baltimore region was named as one of the top emerging centers for biotechnology developments.

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Greater Baltimore Committee developing new plan to deal with vacant homes

Mark Anthony Thomas spoke to WMAR on the Multi-year Agenda and the process of developing a plan to address vacant housing.

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Wes Moore talks about Red Line and taxes, filling vacancies, and Orioles lease
The Daily Record

Wes Moore speaks on his hopes for the Red Line’s development

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How leaders from Baltimore to Richmond aim to reshape the area’s transportation system to achieve equitable growth
Baltimore Business Journal

GBC and the Greater Washington Partnership are working together to form a stronger regional transit plan.

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