The Progress Report: Tackling the Vacancy Issue + Supporting Transit


Historic Investment in Addressing Vacant Housing

GBC joined Mayor Brandon Scott and BUILD to announce the findings of the PFM study on a financing strategy to address at least 37,500 vacant housing properties. Read the white paper and review the collaboration plan. Subscribe to our email list to participate in a January briefing on PFM's findings.

Why GBC Needs to Tackle Vacant Housing

“As the GBC sets a vision for our regional economic opportunity, ensuring our disinvested communities are part of that vision is absolutely critical," read our CEO's column in this week's BBJ. 


Sparrows Point Launches to support economic growth in Baltimore

Sparrows Point Alliance, a nonprofit, grassroots organization of leading Maryland community groups, business organizations, and labor unions launched on December 6th to support the continued revitalization of Sparrows Point. Read the announcement.

Governor Wes Moore Announces Approval of 30-Year Agreement to keep the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards

The Board of Public Works unanimously approved a long-term agreement between the Maryland Stadium Authority and the Baltimore Orioles to keep the team at Camden Yards for the next thirty years.

Baltimore Regional Branding Initiative FAQ

In order to support the highest quality applications from proposing firms, the GBC has released an FAQ regarding the Baltimore Branding Initiative RFP. This document will clarify many elements of the RFP application and process.

2023 Mayor's Business Recognition Awards

Congratulations to all of the organizations that were honored at this year's Mayor's Awards. Almost 200 business and community leaders came together for this event. Watch the winner's videos here and check out more event photos here.

Maryland Innovation Center

Last week, members of our policy and economics teams joined Mark at the Maryland Innovation Center in Columbia to get a better look at the valuable tech and office assets available in Howard County. View photos from the visit here.


Baltimore's Transit Future Coalition Expresses Concern over Proposed Cuts to the Consolidated Transportation Program

GBC joined the Greater Washington Partnership to submit a letter to MTA expressing concerns on the cuts to transit. Read the letter and learn more about the Baltimore's Transit Future campaign.

The Greater Baltimore Committee would like to congratulate its Chief Operating Officer Sharon Markley Schreiber on becoming the new Executive Director of the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT).

Sharon will be leaving the GBC to take this position, and staff and leadership wish her all the best.

We are currently accepting applications for a new dynamic Chief Operating Officer. Interested applicants can find more information here.

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Recent Media Coverage

WBAL: GBC President and CEO Mark Anthony Thomas talks with C4 and Carl Stokes

WBAL: T.J. Smith talks to the president and chief economic officer of the Greater Baltimore Committee

The AFRO: Mayor’s Business Recognition Awards honor 14 firms demonstrating civic leadership in Baltimore

WMAR: A plan to take on Baltimore’s vacant properties, 'once and for all'

The AFRO: BUILD, Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott and Greater Baltimore Committee partner to end vacant housing crisis

Baltimore Business Journal: Viewpoint: Why the GBC wants to tackle city's vacant housing issue

Baltimore Sun: Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott unveils $3B plan for vacant houses including new TIF

Baltimore Banner: Baltimore leaders propose ‘landmark’ $8 billion plan to confront vacant housing

Black Enterprise: Baltimore Mayor's Business Recognition Awards honor community commitment

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