Don Fry Commentary in the BBJ: Building a path from workforce training to jobs is key

Regional Workforce Initiative cover
The GBC Preparing for the Future report includes an examination of workforce readiness in the Greater Baltimore region and a set of recommendations to address challenges that are impeding readiness.

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

The 2021 Fortune 500 list has not one but three Baltimore area companies on it: McCormick & Co. Inc., Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. and T. Rowe Price Group Inc.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Baltimore Sun: Amtrak and developers push ahead with transformation of Baltimore’s Penn Station

Lanvale development
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.