Hopkins Local Build. Hire. Buy.

For a stronger Baltimore

As the largest private anchor institution for Baltimore City, Johns Hopkins — including The Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System — embraces our role as an economic engine to create lasting opportunities in our city.

HopkinsLocal is a firm commitment to leverage Johns Hopkins’ economic power to expand participation of local and minority-owned businesses in construction opportunities; increase our hiring of city residents, with a focus on neighborhoods in need of job opportunities; and enhance economic growth, employment, and investment in Baltimore through our purchasing activities.

Through HopkinsLocal, Johns Hopkins will build on our existing community partnerships, projects with city schools, and job training programs to sustain healthier, safer, and more vibrant communities.

 

HopkinsLocal in Action

Johns Hopkins is part of a group of local medical institutions and colleges that are employing graduates of a new job training program funded by the Baltimore Mayor’s Office.

Malone Hall, a new engineering building on the Homewood campus, was a pilot project for economic inclusion at Johns Hopkins and exceeded its goal of 20 percent Minority Business Enterprise participation.

Through an innovative public-private partnership, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System offers a workforce development program that has helped 69 individuals who receive state assistance train for full- and part-time jobs at the system.

This summer, the university and health system welcomed more than 300 city residents ages 15 to 21 for paid internships across the institutions, thanks to a partnership with Baltimore City's YouthWorks and Hire-One-Youth programs.

At a community meeting in June, University President Ronald J. Daniels said: "We have long understood how inextricably tied Hopkins is to the city we call home. And so, I say tonight that we stand here today proudly and deeply committed to the promise of all of our fellow citizens."

BUILD

Expanding opportunities in design and construction

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HIRE

Hiring locally, supporting diversity, and creating opportunities for advancement.

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BUY

Utilizing as many local resources as possible, especially minority- and women-owned businesses.

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We are proud to launch this new initiative to build a stronger Baltimore by promoting economic growth and employment opportunities. This joint effort will guide us to engage city residents when we build, hire, and buy, and help us encourage other employers to invest in Baltimore as well.

Ronald J. Daniels President, Johns Hopkins University

Ronald R. Peterson President, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System
Executive Vice President, Johns Hopkins Medicine

About

HopkinsLocal Build. Hire. Buy.

HopkinsLocal is a commitment by 
Johns Hopkins University and Health System to leverage its role as the largest private anchor institution in Baltimore to create lasting economic opportunities in the city. With this initiative, Johns Hopkins will expand its outreach to local businesses and residents, including women and minorities, when it builds, hires, and buys.

HopkinsLocal is a firm and measurable commitment to expand participation of local and minority-owned businesses in construction opportunities; increase the hiring of city residents, with a focus on neighborhoods in need of job opportunities; and enhance economic growth, employment, and investment in Baltimore through purchasing activities. The initiative will also support ongoing efforts to build diversity in Johns Hopkins’ workforce and among our business partners.

With campuses across the city and more employees than any other private employer in Maryland, Johns Hopkins University and Health System can help make Baltimore a place where people are proud to live, work, and study.