BBJ: Digital divide holding back business in Maryland, leaders say

The bill in the Department of Housing and Community Development which would be responsible for creating and implementing a statewide plan to ensure all residents have the ability to connect to reliable broadband internet by the end of 2029.
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Baltimore Sun: What Brandon Scott faces as Baltimore’s next mayor: a pandemic, budget woes and crime-weary residents hoping for change

Baltimore City Hall
Donald C. Fry, president and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, said he is eager for Scott to work closely with the police commissioner to reduce violent crime.
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BBJ: Baltimore City Council bills aim to help laid-off hospitality workers reclaim their jobs

Representatives of local hotels and hospitals pushed back against the proposal, saying it would create another burden on businesses in an already challenging economic climate.
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The Daily Record: As construction continues, Seawall tweaks Lexington Market plan

Lexington Market past and future
Seawall Development told Baltimore business leaders during a Greater Baltimore Committee Newsmaker event that Lexington Market's new building’s foundation is complete.
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BBJ: Racanelli, other industry leaders share insights during GBC panel

National Aquarium
The National Aquarium, along with attractions and businesses across Baltimore, shut down in March as cases of the novel coronavirus rose in Maryland. It reopened July 1 after Gov. Larry Hogan moved the state into the second phase of a three-part reopening plan.
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The Daily Record: COVID-19 related supply chain woes boost Tradepoint Atlantic

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed weaknesses in the supply chains of numerous businesses across a variety of industries, which benefits the ongoing redevelopment of Sparrows Point, a Tradepoint Atlantic executive said.
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Maryland Matters: More Md. universities tentatively planning to reopen their campuses in the fall

Newsmaker Higher Education panelists
During an online forum June 8 sponsored by the Greater Baltimore Committee, leaders of many higher education institutions in the Baltimore area said they are pursuing a hybrid system, which combines in-person instruction with remote learning.
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GBC Newsmaker Speaker Series: Higher Education in the COVID-19 Era

Pictured above: Jay Perman, Kim Schatzel, Javier Miyares, Rev. Brian Linnane and David Wilson (left to right) What is the future of higher education? Join the Greater Baltimore Committee; Jay Perman, Chancellor University System of Maryland; Kim Schatzel, President of Towson University; Javier Miyares, President of University of Maryland Global...
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