Archived articles


Initiative to build, hire, and buy locally shows sustained growth
Published May 9, 2018
Johns Hopkins effort to promote economic growth in Baltimore exceeds expectations in second year
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
Breaking into big business
Published Oct 2, 2017
A BLocal symposium connects procurement officers from major Baltimore institutions with local vendors
Summer Jobs Program
A celebration of opportunity
Published June 20, 2017
As Summer Jobs Program kicks off, students meet the business leaders who helped make their internships possible
Locally sourced
Published Summer 2017
Alum Affan Sheikh oversees JHU's HopkinsLocal program to buy, hire, and build local / Johns Hopkins Magazine
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
We all scream for ice cream
Published May 11, 2017
JHU's sweet tooth helps Baltimore ice cream maker Taharka Brothers grow into a year-round business
Marked progress in year one
Published March 9, 2017
University, Health System initiative to promote economic growth in Baltimore on track after first year
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