Statement of Donald C. Fry, President & CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, on New State Measures to Assist Small Business Affected by Covid-19 Pandemic

December 10, 2020

Governor Hogan’s actions today to protect small businesses from sudden or substantial increases in unemployment taxes and to forgive $75 million in emergency loans are to be applauded as they come at a time when many, especially small and minority businesses, are literally struggling to survive.  These measures are a good first step to mitigate the economic stress many small business are encountering as they struggle to stay operational.” 


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.