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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