Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, on Hogan Decision to Relocate State Employees to Downtown Baltimore

April 19, 2021

“The Governor’s decision to relocate a large number of state employees to Baltimore’s central business district will have a significant economic impact on the many businesses downtown that rely on office workers to stay profitable. It also underscores that the downtown area remains highly attractive as a location to base major office operations and may help attract other tenants. The relocation of state offices to the downtown business district will also help to restore a vibrant and active downtown neighborhood.”

Also see: Statement of Donald C. Fry, President & CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, on State of Downtown Report 2020


The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) is a regional organization of business and civic leaders that includes businesses, nonprofit organizations and educational and civic institutions. It is the leading voice for the private sector in the Baltimore region on issues relating to economic growth, job creation, workforce development, transportation, the business climate and quality of life. The GBC’s membership is comprised of over 500 member organizations, including large, mid-size and small companies, nonprofits, education and foundations in the Greater Baltimore region.