BUYLocal

Enhancing economic opportunities for Baltimore businesses and residents

HopkinsLocal will leverage the university and health system’s buying power to support Baltimore City businesses and influence non-local businesses to hire, source, and invest locally

The program will:

  • Increase spending with businesses, especially minority and women-owned businesses, in Baltimore City by $6 million over the next three years by focusing on specific purchasing categories.
  • Work with 24 non-local suppliers over the next three years to create development plans that outline how they will hire, procure or invest in Baltimore.
  • Increase outreach to local, minority, and women-owned businesses and engage them in the competitive bidding process.
  • Support the efforts of Johns Hopkins employees to buy local by providing a directory of pre-screened vendors.

About HopkinsLocal

HopkinsLocal is a commitment by Johns Hopkins – which includes 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.

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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.