HopkinsLocal Progress

From the beginning of the HopkinsLocal initiative, Johns Hopkins has committed to setting measurable goals and being transparent about its progress. 

Over the first three years of HopkinsLocal, the university and health system:

  • Increased the percentage of addressable construction spending that was committed to contractors that were minority-owned, women-owned, and disadvantaged business enterprises. In the third year of the program (FY 2018) Johns Hopkins’ commitment to those contractors and subcontractors was 23.5% of its addressable spending, or $48.5 million.
  • Hired 1,017 people who live in focus area Baltimore City ZIP codes for a set of targeted positions.
  • Spent $54.3 million more in targeted categories than if spending had remained at the baseline level.
  • Helped 66 small, local, minority-owned, women-owned, or disadvantaged businesses in the design and construction industries expand their skills and connections through the BLocal BUILD College.
  • Hired 402 citizens returning from incarceration.
  • Created development plans with 26 nonlocal suppliers to increase those companies’ efforts to hire, procure, or invest in Baltimore.

In the next three years of HopkinsLocal, the university and health system:

  • Continued to work with contractors that were minority-owned, women-owned, and disadvantaged business enterprises. In FY2021, Johns Hopkins’ commitment to those contractors and subcontractors was 15.9% of its addressable spending, or $41.8 million. From FY2019 to FY2021, Johns Hopkins’ commitment to those contractors and subcontractors totaled $104.7 million.
  • Hired 1,448 people who live in focus area Baltimore City ZIP codes for a set of targeted positions.
  • Spent $28.3 million more in targeted categories than if spending had remained at the 2018 baseline level.
  • Helped an additional 16 small, local, minority-owned, women-owned, or disadvantaged businesses in the design and construction industries expand their skills and connections through the BLocal BUILD College. In FY19, the BUILD College standing program changed from twice a year to a one-year offering, allowing us to also provide offerings for the growing alumni pool.
  • Hired 592 citizens returning from incarceration.

Results from all three years of the first HopkinsLocal phase in comparison to the initiative goals are available in the FY18 Progress at a Glance document.

During FY19, Johns Hopkins evaluated the first three years of the program and worked with stakeholders within the institutions and in the community to identify the next set of goals, to begin in FY20. HopkinsLocal efforts continued during that year, and the results are available in the FY19 Progress at a Glance document.

Results from FY2019 to FY2021 years of HopkinsLocal in comparison to the second iteration of goals are available in the FY21 Progress at a Glance document.

HopkinsLocal Three Years at a Glance   FY2019-FY2021

BUILD

$41.8M*

was committed in FY21 to contractors that were minority-owned, women-owned, or disadvantaged business enterprises. (15.9% of addressable construction spending)

HIRE

1,448

people were hired over three years for a set of targeted positions and live in focus area Baltimore City ZIP codes. In FY21, 52% of targeted positions were filled by focus area residents.

BUY

$406.8M

was spent in targeted categories with local businesses over 3 years. Local spending increased $28.3M over the baseline of 2018.

Commitments are defined as parts of the contract that have been assigned to a contractor or subcontractor but have not necessarily been completed.

**  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the BUILD College was suspended after three (3) sessions.

***  Total spend excludes $6.1 million in overlap project spend between BUILD and BUY. FY2021 was the first year that the overlap was identified and removed from BUY spend.