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By Dan Rodricks | March 15, 2000
WHO SAYS there isn't enough civic pride in this town? What was that about Baltimore being cursed with high humility and low self-esteem? Turns out a lot of people can muster an upbeat answer to the question: "So why do you live here?" Those words were posted on billboards this winter by the Greater Baltimore Alliance (GBA),the regional economic development agency, which answered its own question with tired-but-true answers: "Two words: Steamed Crabs. ...It's the Neighborhoods. ...Big city/small town."
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BUSINESS
By JAMIE SMITH HOPKINS and JAMIE SMITH HOPKINS,SUN REPORTER | November 5, 2005
Local economic development chiefs normally keep their cards close to their chests as they compete to bring new employers to their home turf. Now, the prospect of huge growth from the national military realignment has convinced them that sharing is the way to go. Baltimore-area economic development officials are planning to compile prospects in a joint database and market collaboratively, an idea that grew out of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore's...
NEWS
March 23, 2002
Mikulski was right to vote to preserve manufacturing jobs The Sun's editorial "Air pollution gets a `yes' vote" (March 18) did a disservice to Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, General Motors, the city of Baltimore and the U.S. manufacturing sector. The editorial suggests that the 1,500 jobs at General Motors' Broening Highway plant are not worth Ms. Mikulski's vote against higher CAFE standards. But manufacturing jobs are vital to our nation's economy. And this sector has been in transition for several decades.
NEWS
By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2010
A program that offers East Baltimore residents an alternative to payday loans has more cash to lend and has expanded to include more ZIP codes. The "Borrow and Save" program, which makes low-interest loans, has extended its one-year pilot to encourage residents to pay down debt and save money. The mission of the program is to improve the economic well-being of low- to moderate-income families and individuals by providing them access to small loans to break the high-cost, short-term borrowing cycle.
NEWS
October 14, 2002
Merger of GBA, GBC can better business climate Donald P. Hutchinson will be stepping down as president of the Greater Baltimore Committee in order to lead the Maryland division of SunTrust Bank. We all owe Mr. Hutchinson our thanks for his service to our community and our best wishes for success in his new challenge ("Hutchinson's leaving fuels talk of merging GBC, 2 other groups," Oct. 8). But the corporate and economic development world of Baltimore has changed tremendously since the founding of the GBC and since the start of Mr. Hutchinson's tenure.
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | July 9, 2000
During the early 1980s, in an effort to jump-start her fledgling business, trend forecaster Faith Popcorn persuaded the management of the private New York Lotos Club to lease her a few rooms. She installed desks, typewriters, drawing tables and dummy telephones. She called in a few friends to pose as employees, and she had herself an instant office to parade prospective clients through. Classic Popcorn. Above all, the 50-something New Yorker is a marketer - at home in the world of spin and gloss, talented at turning a phrase.
NEWS
By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,SUN STAFF | July 14, 1998
Gov. Parris N. Glendening picked up the endorsement yesterday of a politically active group of Baltimore-area ministers, who praised his opposition to casino-style gambling and his positions on education and welfare issues.While he has lost the support of Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, a former ally who has endorsed Harford County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann in the Democratic primary, Glendening has won the backing of a group of influential ministers -- as well as nearly all of the city's state legislators.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 2014
The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance on Friday introduced CultureFly.org, a new site to promote Baltimore-area arts organizations. The site features event, attraction and dining listings, recommendations and discounts. It's scalable to various user devices and uses geolocation and intuitive search functions. "Baltimore has an exciting and growing number of cultural events for residents and visitors alike," executive director Jeannie Howe said in a news release. "As the region's unified voice for the arts and creative community, we wanted to help people navigate through the evolving Baltimore arts scene and discover new cultural experiences.
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | December 19, 2003
The newly renamed Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore announced yesterday that it has promoted its No. 2 executive, Christian S. Johansson, to managing director and head of the organization. Under a new leadership arrangement, David M. Gillece, president of the commercial real estate firm Colliers Pinkard and chairman of the Economic Alliance, will take on the added role of the business group's chief executive. "The reason it makes sense is the peculiarity of me coming in as chairman with 20 years of experience in economic development," Gillece said.
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