On August 3rd, GBC hosted Maryland State Comptroller Brooke Lierman to discuss the current state of Maryland's economy. GBC President & CEO Mark Anthony Thomas also held a Mid-Year Member & Partner briefing outlining the specific focus and work of the Multi-Year Agenda steering committees for the foreseeable future. View Photos.

On August 15th, the Baltimore region's bid to become a federal Tech Hub was officially submitted. Watch this video with GBC Chief Economic Officer Pothik Chatterjee discussing the game-changing potential of this opportunity. Chatterjee was also featured on a panel discussion hosted by Tech Hub consortium member Mindgrub Technologies on the creative potential and societal implications of artificial intelligence. View Photos.


Revisit the Gun Violence Reduction report issued by GBC Public Safety Data Officer Jeff Zuback which synthesizes gun violence data over the first six months of the year to extrapolate key trends on this critical issue's impacts, including the fact that youth gun violence victims has increased by 17 percent from 2022 to 2023 and more than doubled over the past two years. Read the report and subscribe to our LinkedIn Newsletter for upcoming updates.


The Baltimore Sun: The Baltimore Sun highlighted the collaborative effort of the 38-member consortium to win one of 20 federal Tech Hub designations and the economic potential of the program. Covered the Baltimore region Tech Hub effort, focusing on the bid's intersection between artificial intelligence and biotechnology, while fostering collaboration and inclusivity.

Maryland Matters: Highlighted the naming of Jon Laria and Nick Henninger-Ayoub in the 31-member Maryland Commission on Transportation Revenue & Infrastructure Needs.

The Daily Record: The Daily Record spoke with GBC President & CEO Thomas on the importance of having a cohesive vision for development of the Red Line.

The Baltimore Banner: The commentary piece in the Banner noted the importance of GBC's leading role in the effort to address the city's vacant houses and advocated for the creation of the land bank as one of the solutions.

The Wall Street Journal: The Wall Street Journal covered post-industrial cities that are pursuing aggressive strategies to tackle vacant houses, with a focus on Chicago, Detroit, and Pittsburgh.


  • August 24th: Tech Hub Media Briefing
  • August 29th: Economic Research Conversation
  • September 6th: Prospective Partner Briefing RSVP
  • September 6th-8th: TIP Strategies meetings with GBC Partners - Email us to participate