With the general premise that good values make for good workers, the Baltimore Regional Council of Governments is working to make Baltimore more economically competitive by creating a center to promote the teaching of values.
The plan grew out of a report by leaders of local businesses, religious groups and other organizations who studied the importance of values to commerce. The group, called the Task Group on Community Values: Workforce 2000, was an outgrowth of a 1990 conference organized by the council.
"We have a vision for this community . . . as a remarkable center of commerce," said Dr. Mary Ellen Saterlie, a retired associate superintendent of the Baltimore County schools, co-chairwoman of the 23-member group that prepared the report.