The Daily Record: Md. jobless claims soar to unprecedented levels

More than 42,300 people filed first-time unemployment claims in Maryland, a number that vastly exceeds the highest period of claims during the Great Recession. Continue reading
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The AFRO: Newsmaker Speaker Series: The Novel COVID-19 Outbreak

Amid the pandemic of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the global community has been put on halt. Severe safety precautions, federal regulated distancing and the closing of public entities have all been efforts to decelerate the spread of  COVID-19. Continue reading
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BBJ: ‘This session has been stressing me out’: Md.’s General Assembly adjourns with mixed results for businesses

The General Assembly adjourned March 18, bringing to an end a legislative session that saw the passage of a sweeping public education reform bill but also new taxes that will affect businesses across the state. Continue reading
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BBJ: What Dr. Leana Wen says businesses should do right now about coronavirus

Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore's former health commissioner, is pretty sure the impacts of the spreading coronavirus will get much worse for Maryland and the rest of the country in the coming weeks. Continue reading
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Baltimore Sun: Baltimore-area buses break down more than in most other cities, partly because the MTA forgot to buy new ones

MTA bus
State-run buses in Baltimore break down about six times more frequently than buses in St. Louis or Denver. Continue reading
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Baltimore Sun: Police Commissioner Harrison discusses ‘squeegee kids’ and his 5-year crime plan with Baltimore’s business leaders

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison
Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison pushed back March 4 on calls for increased police pressure on the city’s so-called squeegee kids while telling city business leaders about his five-year crime plan. Continue reading
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The Daily Record: Harrison seeks to reassure business leaders of progress in reducing crime

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison
Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison sought to reassure business leaders that police are making inroads into reducing the violent crime that has wracked the city for the past five years on March 4. Continue reading
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GBC’s 2020 Baltimore City Election Coverage

Baltimore City Hall
The Greater Baltimore Committee encourages all Baltimore businesses and residents to engage in the election. Get to know the candidates. Talk to them about the issues that are of the most importance to you. Educate yourself. Activate your community. Elect leaders who will be #bold4baltimore. Continue reading Read More...

2020 Baltimore City Election: Meet the Candidates

The 2020 Citywide elections provide an excellent opportunity for the City to turn the corner with bold leadership. Click each of the categories to get to know the candidates in each of the Baltimore City Election races, including the races for Mayor, City Council President, Comptroller and City Council...
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The GBC Check-In: Austin Davis, Census 2020 Project Manager for Baltimore City

Since 1790, the U.S. government has conducted the decennial census, as mandated by the Constitution. The census aims to count the entire population, and gathers data about sex, age, race, living situations and the number of people per household. According to the United States Census Bureau, response rates have...
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