Donald C. Fry: Compare, contrast candidates on business
Both major party contenders for governor cite improving Maryland’s business climate as their top priority.
Donald C. Fry: Next, let’s have BDC’s cohesive plan
More than four years after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s transition team recommended the adoption of a strategic plan as the top economic development priority for Baltimore, the city’s elected policymakers and business leaders are still waiting for such a plan to emerge from the Baltimore Development Corp., whose president resigned last week.
Donald C. Fry: Bond rating nice, but look deeper
As ratings agencies suggested by recently renewing Maryland’s AAA bond rating, Wall Street views Maryland’s fiscal management as being on sound footing. Our state is clearly highly regarded in the bond market.
Lazarus, Bogomolny receive Sondheim awards
Retiring presidents Robert Bogomolny and Fred Lazarus, of the University of Baltimore and the Maryland Institute College of Art, respectively, both received Sondheim Public Service Awards Thursday from the Greater Baltimore Committee. The university presidents were recognized for their “extraordinary” efforts to transform the city’s Midtown neighborhood, where both institutions are located. [...]
Fry: Don’t underestimate state’s selling points
Maryland’s elected leaders underestimate the state’s ability to compete, said Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald Fry.
Diabetes group, GBC launch initiative
The Maryland chapter of the American Diabetes Association announced that it is partnering with the Greater Baltimore Committee on an initiative to engage top regional CEOs in the fight against diabetes in the workplace.
Maryland lagging on entrepreneurial activity
Despite a state economy ranked high for innovation, Maryland’s entrepreneurial activity is lacking, according to speakers at the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Economic Outlook Conference on Thursday morning.
GBC celebrates good news, but warily eyes future
In the wake of a legislative session lauded as one of the most productive in recent years, officials had more good news than usual to deliver at the Greater Baltimore Committee’s annual meeting. The General Assembly supported 70 percent of the policy positions advanced by the organization, GBC President and CEO Donald C. Fry told the crowd of about 800 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore hotel on Wed[...]
McKenzie named new president of Baltimore Development Corp.
Brenda McKenzie, a veteran economic development expert who recently led the Boston Redevelopment Authority and served as deputy commissioner for the Chicago Department of Planning and Development, has been named the new president of the Baltimore Development Corp.
Orioles in playoffs would be good for business; playoff ticket invoices going out
So how much would it mean to businesses in Baltimore if the Orioles make the playoffs?
Donald C. Fry: Coaxing young people back to the basics
Virtually everybody in business, government and education agrees that ramping up knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) among young people in Maryland’s school systems and colleges is essential for the development of a workforce that can meet the needs of future employers.
GBC wants to ask state for $2-3 million for downtown project
The Greater Baltimore Committee will seek state funds next year to advance the downtown convention center and arena proposal if a Maryland Stadium Authority study supports the plan. The entire project carries a price tag of about $900 million, but GBC President and CEO Donald C. Fry said his organization would ask for just $2 […]