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Baltimore Integration Partnership - December 2017/January 2018 Update

  • Open to Growth
  • Food and Beverage Business Casting Call and Open House
  • Kaiser Permanente Joins the BIP Board
  • BLocal Announces Year 1 Performance Outcomes
  • Made in Baltimore Opens Holiday Pop-up Store; Grows Certification
  • Free Development Programs for Businesses through Johns Hopkins and BLocal
  • MICA’s BCAN Initiative Launches; Fellowship Applications Now Being Accepted
  • Employer Directory of Workforce Organizations to Help Hire Locally
  •  City Seeds Opens New Kitchen in Food Hub
  • Administrative Training Program Cohort Graduates; Recruiting for Next Class Underway
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Lessons from Five Years of Economic Inclusion and Partnership in Baltimore

Baltimore is fortunate to have billions of dollars in active investment underway in water/sewer improvements, schools and redevelopment projects, as well as a very strong set of higher education and medical institutions (a.k.a. anchor institutions) that are the city’s largest employers. Yet, we also have systemic economic challenges, poverty and hopelessness that came to a head last April in the uprising following the death of Freddie Gray. In order for Baltimore to make strong inroads into addressing the economic challenges, we need to do a better job of leveraging our assets and investments in new ways. Read more here>>


BIP Round 1 Highlights and Outcomes

The video and evaluation report by Community Science reflect on the partners, goals, activities, and investments of the first phase of the BIP which launched in 2011 and ended in 2013. The initiative was a collaborative effort to expand opportunities for low-income residents and communities in Baltimore by unifying job opportunities with revitalization investment.

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    Baltimore Integration Partnership Anchor Procurement Guidance - Summary Presentation


    Anchor institutions in Baltimore are working to strengthen minority and local purchasing to create jobs and local economic opportunities.  This summary presentation made to BIP anchor institutions and other stakeholders identifies common findings, strengths, challenges and recommendations from an assessment of policies and processes of five participating institutions.

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    Officials announce $10 million fund for projects in central Baltimore – Baltimore Sun 


    December 2017/January 2018 Adventures in Philanthropy 

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