GBC will provide this bi-weekly progress report with relevant updates on:

  • Our multi-year agenda and related work
  • Engagement opportunities and partner collaborations
  • Research, thought leadership, and convening announcements

Thank you for engaging with us!

Nekoro Gomes

Vice President of Communications

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Maryland Governor Wes Moore and Secretary of Transportation Paul Wiedefeld visited GBC Offices for a high-level strategy session to outline the steps needed to get the Red Line done as part of Baltimore's Transit Future. View Slideshow

Housing Vacancy & Redevelopment

GBC President & CEO joined with Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott and the faith-based coalition BUILD to announce GBC's intention to address nearly 70,000 vacant and near-vacant properties. Watch the Video

Advancing Infrastructure

On July 14th, GBC President & CEO was one of several civic leaders from the Baltimore region on-hand to welcome Vice President Kamala Harris during her visit to Coppin State University to announce the launch of a $20 billion program to stimulate clean energy investments in underinvested communities. Read Statement.

Advancing Infrastructure

GBC Director of Policy and Research Nick Henninger-Ayoub was named to a two-year term as a Member of the Commission on Transportation Revenue and Infrastructure Needs by Maryland Governor Wes Moore. The commission is an important partner with the Maryland Dpeartment of Transportation and Maryland General Assembly on financing infrastructure projects across the state.

Regional 10-Year Strategy

GBC appointed Jennifer S. Vey to serve as the Executive Vice President of Policy and Research. A Baltimore City resident, Vey comes to GBC from the Brookings Institution, where she served as Senior Fellow and Director of the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking, a research center focused on the intersection between placemaking and inclusive economy building. 

Collective Impact: Reducing Gun Violence

GBC hosted U.S. Attorney Erek Barron, Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott, and Acting Baltimore Police Commissioner Richard Worley to discuss lessons learned and actionable strategies for reducing criminal activity in the Baltimore region.

Collective Impact: Gun Violence Reduction Report January-June 2023

Going forward, GBC Public Safety Data Officer Jeff Zuback will provide GBC Partners with a monthly trends report on key data points related to the public safety challenge of gun violence in the Baltimore region. Read the first edition here.


FOX45 NEWS: GBC President & CEO was featured in a FOX45 news segment on the announcement of a major research initiative spearheaded by GBC, Mayor Brandon Scott, and the faith-based coalition BUILD to address vacant housing. Watch the video segment.

WJZ News: The CBS News affiliate for the Baltimore region also covered GBC's involvement in the citywide vacant housing initiative. Watch the video segment.

Baltimore Fishbowl: GBC Board of Director Jon Laria was featured in a Monday article by Baltimore Fishbowl on the combined efforts of business leaders, community leaders, government-appointed and elected officials to restart the much-needed Red Line Transit connector project.

The Baltimore Sun: The Baltimore Sun editorial team also highlighted the importance of large-scale housing reinvestment and its capability for creating transformative regional growth.

Baltimore Fishbowl: GBC President & CEO was featured in an article on "AI in A Minor," an exciting, one-of-a-kind collaboration with Mindgrub Technologies and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the region's arts and tech communities.


GBC, Mindgrub Technologies & Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Present "AI in A Minor"

Wed. August 9th at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

"AI in A Minor" is a first-of-its-kind interactive celebration of the region's artistic and tech communities. Receive a 20% discount when you use the code "GBC20". Purchase Tickets


  • Wed. Aug. 2nd: Hospitality & Entertainment Stakeholder Dinner
  • Mon. Aug. 28th: GBC Prospective Partner Informational
  • Tues. Aug. 29th: Economic Research Conversation
  • Wed. Sept. 6th: Public Safety Stakeholder Dinner