Workforce Training Grant Consistent with GBC Priorities

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"The Greater Baltimore Committee looks forward to working with city officials as they determine the best allocation of grant funding to address mutual goals and priorities for workforce training education," said Fry.
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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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Technical.ly: Economists are tracking these indicators to understand the recession and the election

Amanda Agati
Both Agati and Bernard Yaros, an assistant director and economist at Moody’s Analytics, offered some economic indicators to watch.
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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: Md. jobless claims soar to unprecedented levels

More than 42,300 people filed first-time unemployment claims in Maryland, a number that vastly exceeds the highest period of claims during the Great Recession.
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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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