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BLocal drives millions of dollars into Baltimore's economy
Published May 15, 2019
At the end of the program's inaugural three-year term, partners report spending more than $280M for purchasing or construction with local and minority vendors and hiring more than 1,700 Baltimore residents
Progress report
BLocal program off to a promising start
Published Dec 11, 2017 Video
Hopkins, 24 other Baltimore-area companies surpass their three-year goals to build, hire, and buy locally
BLOCAL
Breaking into big business
Published Oct 2, 2017
A BLocal symposium connects procurement officers from major Baltimore institutions with local vendors
Locally sourced
Published Summer 2017
Alum Affan Sheikh oversees JHU's HopkinsLocal program to buy, hire, and build local / Johns Hopkins Magazine
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Building better business leaders
Published June 8, 2017
BUILD College, a program under the BLocal effort, helps local business owners brush up on important management skills
21st century cities
Investing with intent
Published May 18, 2017
JHU welcomes CEOs, leaders for discussion of strategies for expanding economic opportunity in Baltimore
Daniels, Peterson finalists for 'Sun' honor
Published Dec 12, 2016
Johns Hopkins leaders among nominees for 'Marylander of the Year' distinction for BLocal effort / The Baltimore Sun
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BUILD College graduates its first class
Published Sept 28, 2016
Students from 15 city firms spent the summer learning from industry experts, networking with peers
BUILD college
BUILD with BLocal
Published May 20, 2016
Companies offer free classes for minority-, women-owned businesses in Baltimore
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Hopkins, others pledge to invest $69M in programs to build, hire, buy locally
Published April 4, 2016 Video
Johns Hopkins among 25 businesses teaming up to expand economic opportunities in Baltimore