How Governor Hogan can make it work…for Baltimore - BCF president and trustees talk about Baltimore’s strengths and challenges

January 13, 2015

In yesterday’s Baltimore Sun Op-ed, Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF) President Tom Wilcox, along with Laura Gamble, PNC regional president for Greater Maryland and Thomas Bozzuto, chairman and CEO of The Bozzuto Group encourage the Maryland General Assembly to respond quickly and strategically to Gov.-elect Larry Hogan’s pledge to strengthen Baltimore and make it more of an economic engine for Maryland.

Actions like an improved charter school law, further investments in Judy Centers to propel kindergarten readiness and making the case for the Red Line are all strategies that address Baltimore’s challenges.

There is already evidence that shows Baltimore’s potential to fuel statewide growth including a booming downtown rental market, $23 million in current downtown projects and an improving high school graduation rate.

It is important that the General Assembly and incoming governor cooperate on new strategies to address Baltimore’s challenges, as a strengthened Baltimore can set the stage for a growing and prosperous Maryland.  To read the complete article, click here.

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