Year Two

Progress Report

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HopkinsLocal Progress Report: Year Two

With the creation of HopkinsLocal, leaders from Johns Hopkins University and Health System committed to set concrete, measurable goals over three years and to be transparent about the institutions’ results. At the end of the second year of the program—measured from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017—leaders from Johns Hopkins reported exceeding those goals. They said they plan to continue to seek out new programs and partnerships that will support and expand the effort into the future.

HopkinsLocal Year Two Progress at a Glance

BUILD

20.3%

of addressable construction spending, a total of $61.3 million, was committed to contractors that were minority-owned, women-owned, or disadvantaged business enterprises.

17

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

HIRE

332

new hires for a set of targeted positions live in focus area Baltimore City ZIP codes, making up 45 percent of hires in those categories.

138

returning citizens were hired in FY17, 8 at JHU and 130 at JHHS; 44 of which were hired into targeted entry-level positions from the focus area ZIP codes.

BUY

$20.5M

increase in spending in targeted categories with local businesses, representing a 23% increase over the baseline year and contributing to $109.7 million in total local spending.

8

development plans were created with nonlocal suppliers to increase those companies’ efforts to hire, procure, or invest in Baltimore with a goal of 24 over three years.

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.