COVID-19: GBC Coverage and Response

We've compiled a number of resources -- including updates on COVID-19-related legislation and highlighted philanthropic giving by several GBC Member companies -- here to keep you up-to-date on all of the GBC's efforts.
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Special Update on State and Federal Legislation Related to COVID-19

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The GBC will provide updates on COVID-19-related state and federal legislation and highlight the impacts on business.
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COVID-19 Resources and Helpful Websites

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Here are some business-related resources as well as official informational websites to help keep the Greater Baltimore business community healthy and safe during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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BBJ: SBA snapshot: These banks are processing the most PPP loans in Maryland

The Small Business Administration has approved more than $1.5 billion in small business relief loans to be disbursed by banks in Maryland, according to figures obtained by the Baltimore Business Journal.
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Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, regarding Maryland unemployment numbers

March 26, 2020 “The unemployment numbers reveal that the business closures and other restrictive measures being taken to curb the spread of COVID-19 are creating economic hardship for many and that is unfortunate but not unexpected. The hospitality industry – hotels and restaurants –is a strong part of our regional...
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Donald C. Fry on economic impact of COVID-19 crisis on WBAL NewsRadio

Fry discussed Governor Hogan's decision to shut down non-essential businesses. "These are extraordinary circumstances and they call for extraordinary measures," he said.
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Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, Regarding Gov. Hogan’s March 23 order closing all non-essential businesses

The key is to remember all of us are in this together and the steps we each take today will have a significant impact on how quickly we can get through the pandemic.
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