Year One

Progress Report

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HopkinsLocal Progress Report: Year One

One year after the launch of HopkinsLocal, leaders from Johns Hopkins University and Health System provided an update on the institutions’ efforts to expand economic opportunities for Baltimore businesses and residents. The institutions are committed to build on the lessons of the program’s first year, leverage their influence with other companies and organizations, and seek new approaches, partnerships, and investments to reach the program’s goals in the coming years.

HopkinsLocal Year One Progress at a Glance

BUILD

17.3%

of addressable construction spending, a total of $55 million, went to contractors that were minority-owned, women-owned, or disadvantaged business enterprises.

15

small, local, minority-owned, women-owned, or disadvantaged construction businesses expanded their skills and connections through the BLocal BUILD College.

HIRE

304

new hires for a set of targeted positions live in focus area Baltimore City ZIP codes, making up 43 percent of hires in those categories.

119

individuals with criminal records were hired at Johns Hopkins’ Baltimore City locations, including 41 who were among the HopkinsLocal focus area residents hired into targeted positions.

BUY

$4.9M

more spending in targeted categories with local businesses.

2

development plans were created with nonlocal suppliers to increase those companies’ efforts to hire, procure, or invest in Baltimore.

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.