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
of addressable construction spending, a total of $55 million, went to contractors that were minority-owned, women-owned, or disadvantaged business enterprises.
small, local, minority-owned, women-owned, or disadvantaged construction businesses expanded their skills and connections through the BLocal BUILD College.
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.
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.
more spending in targeted categories with local businesses.
development plans were created with nonlocal suppliers to increase those companies’ efforts to hire, procure, or invest in Baltimore.