Welcome to GBC at 65: 1955-2020

1st Annual Report -- 1955

The Greater Baltimore Committee was formed on January 5, 1955, with six objectives:

  • The expansion and improvement of port facilities
  • The establishment in the Baltimore area of planned industrial districts
  • The acceleration of the construction of the Jones Falls Expressway
  • The establishment of a Civic Center
  • The development of a plan for modernizing Baltimore’s mass transportation system
  • The development of a comprehensive urban renewal program

Among the 83 founders were such Baltimore luminaries as:

  • Alonzo G. Decker, Jr. (Black and Decker Manufacturing Co.)
  • Jerold C. Hoffberger (The National Brewing Company)
  • Albert D. Hutzler, Jr. (Hutzler Brothers Co.)
  • Charles P. McCormick (McCormick & Co.)
  • Clarence W. Miles (Miles & Stockbridge)
  • James W. Rouse (James W. Rouse & Co.)

The original founders worked on major issues of the day. The GBC was then, and remains on its 65th anniversary, an organization that works to bring private-sector solutions to challenges that ensure economic growth and viability.

GBC at 65 logoIn honor of this mission and its legacy, the GBC will be marking its 65th anniversary throughout 2020 with events, retrospective materials and more. Please join us in celebrating this milestone.


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