Baltimore Region Poised for Emerging Global Marketplace

In a Center Maryland Exclusive, Don Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC), describes how the Baltimore region is poised to play a greater role in the emerging global marketplace. To take advantage of the global economy, the Baltimore region has been selected to participate in a Global Cities Initiative Exchange sponsored by the Brookings Institute.

From the article,

More changes are no doubt in store for exports as business in the region responds to an increasing global marketplace.  In fact, when it comes to exports, the Baltimore region has a lot of assets to market and plenty of room to grow.

That’s one of the key findings as the Global Cities Initiative in Baltimore moves forward.

Baltimore is one of eight regions in the U.S. that was selected earlier this year by the Brookings Institution to be part of the Global Cities Initiative Exchange’s 2015 group. This project aims to help leaders in select U.S. metropolitan areas reorient their economies toward greater engagement in world markets – in other words being more aggressive in exporting to emerging markets the goods, services and brain power of the region.

To learn more about the global, national, and regional economy, attend the MACo Summer Conference General Session titled “The Pit and Pendulum: Economic Trends in Maryland.” Session details are below.

Description: This presentation provides a detailed, data-driven update of the performance of the global, national, and regional economy. Special attention is given to key aspects of economic life, including trends characterizing financial, real estate, energy, and labor markets in Maryland.


  • Anirban Basu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sage Policy Group

Moderator: The Honorable Tari Moore, Cecil County Executive

Date/Time: Friday, August 14, 2015; 10:45 am – Noon

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Questions? Contact Meetings & Events Director Virginia White.