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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Maryland Reporter: All non-essential businesses must close by 5 p.m. on March 23, Hogan orders

Gov. Larry Hogan issued an executive order to close all non-essential businesses in order to control the spread of the coronavirus.
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BBJ: ‘This session has been stressing me out’: Md.’s General Assembly adjourns with mixed results for businesses

The General Assembly adjourned March 18, bringing to an end a legislative session that saw the passage of a sweeping public education reform bill but also new taxes that will affect businesses across the state.
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Baltimore Business Journal: Why Baltimore’s police commissioner takes officers to the Center Club each month

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison
Every month, Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison takes a group of about 20 of his officers to the Center Club for a meal.
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BBJ: GBC’s Fry calls on Maryland General Assembly to OK $375M Pimlico deal

Editor’s note: The following op-ed appeared on the Baltimore Business Journal’s website on Feb. 5, 2020. By Donald C. Fry For more than 140 years, Baltimore has proudly hosted the annual Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of the esteemed Triple Crown, at the historic Pimlico Race Track. As business and...
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Baltimore Sun: Maryland transportation planning needs to include Baltimore

Editor’s note: The following op-ed appeared on BaltimoreSun.com on Jan. 6. By Donald C. Fry When state lawmakers convene in Annapolis this week for this year’s General Assembly session, transportation needs will be among many of the major topics up for debate. What happens could affect Marylanders — and more importantly...
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Baltimore Business Journal: Saving Harborplace

By Melody Simmons  Dec. 13, 2019 In a small conference room at City Hall, 12 city leaders met recently to scrutinize the mess unfolding at Harborplace. The marketplace — once Baltimore’s heartbeat which heralded a legendary urban renaissance — is half vacant and overloaded with debt, default and image problems....
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Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, of ‘historic’ agreement to keep Preakness in Baltimore

This is a historic agreement that preserves two iconic traditions in the State of Maryland - the running of the Preakness at Pimlico and the horse racing industry.
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GBC’s Donald C. Fry ‘heartened by growth in high-paying jobs’

The Daily Record: Baltimore Area Apartment Demand Stays Strong Despite Slower Job Growth Slow job growth proved a slight drag on the Baltimore metro area’s multifamily rent growth, but demand for rental properties remained solid, according to a report released by CBRE on Sept. 24. Rents year over year are...
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