Baltimore Business Journal: ‘Expect the unexpected’ Maryland businesses cautious as 2020 General Assembly begins

By Holden Wilen Jan. 9, 2020 Politicians from across Maryland flock to Annapolis every year for the annual legislative session and talk about how they will be passing laws that will affect the state for generations to come. Billions of dollars are at stake as Democrats push a plan...
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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...
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Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, on Baltimore Police Response to Aerial Surveillance Planes

December 20, 2019 “The Greater Baltimore Committee has expressed its support for aerial surveillance as a new investigative tool to address the unacceptable crime rate in the city. The GBC commends Commissioner Harrison for his thoughtful and deliberative approach in developing a program that takes advantage of enhanced technology...
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Baltimore Business Journal: Baltimore Police Aim to Pilot Spy Plane Starting in May 2020

By Ethan McLeod Dec. 20, 2019 The Baltimore Police Department announced Friday it will return a controversial camera-equipped “spy plane” to the skies, as shootings and murders in the city are unrelenting heading into the new year. “We will be the first American city to use this technology in...
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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...
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The Baltimore Sun: Maryland, CSX find $103M in extra funding to let ‘double-stacked’ freight move through Howard Street Tunnel

By Colin Campbell and Jeff Barker  December 5, 2019 After months of negotiations, the state of Maryland and CSX Transportation have come up with the more than $100 million in additional funding needed to move forward with the expansion of the Howard Street Tunnel — a long-sought project expected...
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The GBC Check-In: Deborah Matz, BTG Committee Member

The GBC spoke with several Bridging the Gap committee members about their thoughts on the GBC’s first annual Bridging the Gap: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit, which takes place on October 21, 2019. Deborah L. Matz, Director of Treasury Management Services, Howard Bank, shared her views about the upcoming event. GBC: Why do...
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AT&T invested $250M in Baltimore network upgrades over three years

Earlier this summer, AT&T said it invested $450 million in network upgrades throughout the state of Maryland over three years from 2016 to 2018. This week, the company provided specific numbers for Baltimore, saying that $250 million was invested in the metro area. “Greater Baltimore is home to world-class...
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