Don Fry Commentary in The Baltimore Sun: Baltimore region should celebrate its return to the Fortune 500 — then get to work leveraging it

By Donald C. Fry June 9, 2021 The following is an except from the original commentary For the past 67 years, Fortune magazine has compiled a listing of the top publicly held U.S. companies based on revenue, which many have used to gauge a region’s success and prominence in the...
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BBJ: Harborplace nears two years in receivership, frustrating Baltimore business, political leaders

Baltimore Harborplace
"The GBC has been concerned about the court receivership situation with Harborplace and the lack of progress for more than a year," Don Fry said.
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Baltimore Sun: Gov. Hogan: State moving thousands of workers to downtown Baltimore office spaces

Baltimore Harbor Skyline
Gov. Hogan framed the move as "a shot in the arm" for the economy of downtown Baltimore, where vacancies in office buildings have been on the rise during the coronavirus pandemic
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Maryland Reporter: Hogan to move 3,300 state employees to downtown Baltimore

The proposal would be funded with $50 million in funds that came into the state's supplemental budget through the federal government.
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BBJ: Maryland issues first RFP to move state offices downtown

In total, 12 state agencies with 3,300 total employees will eventually move from their decrepit offices at State Center in Midtown.
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GBC, WBAL NewsRadio host Town Hall discussion on Post-Pandemic Economy

Don Fry
GBC President & CEO Donald C. Fry discussed the outlook for the Baltimore and regional economy as it recovers from the pandemic.
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Baltimore Sun: Amtrak and developers push ahead with transformation of Baltimore’s Penn Station

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Work on Penn Station is expected to start later this spring, representatives of Amtrak and the development team said March 18 during a virtual presentation organized by the Greater Baltimore Committee.
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The Center Club: Public Safety in Baltimore from an Equity Perspective [Video]

Center Club Social Justice
On Feb. 5, The Center Club held a discussion on Public Safety in Baltimore from an Equity Perspective with Mayor Brandon Scott, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, Police Commissioner Michael Harrison and Greater Baltimore Committee President & CEO Donald Fry.
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