Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, on Baltimore Mayor Scott’s Violence Prevention Framework and Plan

Both prongs of this crime reduction strategy must be implemented simultaneously with equal commitment and intensity. Neither approach on its own will address the crime crisis in the city.
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Baltimore Sun: Gov. Hogan: State moving thousands of workers to downtown Baltimore office spaces

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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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Statement of Donald C. Fry, President & CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee on Baltimore Sun acquisition

Nonprofit ownership of the Baltimore Sun and its affiliated media properties should relieve some of the financial pressure that metro news organizations have been under to stay profitable as the digital revolution continues to disrupt the business model.
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Baltimore Business Journal: Baltimore Sun to be acquired by nonprofit headed by Choice Hotels chairman

"Hopefully, having a news organization with some Maryland ties will prove beneficial if it makes a strong commitment to dedicating adequate resources to covering local news aggressively."--Don Fry
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Statement of Donald C. Fry, President & CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, on New State Measures to Assist Small Business Affected by Covid-19 Pandemic

"These measures are a first good step to mitigate the economic stress many small business are encountering as they struggle to stay operational."--Don Fry, GBC
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Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, regarding bringing the 2026 World Cup to Baltimore-Maryland

Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, regarding bringing the 2026 World Cup to Baltimore-Maryland: “With its world class sports facilities, waterfront and accessible transportation, Baltimore makes for a very attractive host venue for the 2026 World Cup. Having previously hosted major soccer events such as...
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Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, on Maryland’s Commitment to Fully Fund the Howard Street Tunnel Improvement Project

December 5, 2019 “The Greater Baltimore Committee commends Governor Hogan, state transportation officials and CSX for their leadership in identifying the funds needed to advance this project of tremendous significance to the Baltimore region. The GBC has advocated for this project for more than a decade, and we applaud the...
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