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.