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
of addressable construction spending, a total of $61.3 million, was committed 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 45 percent of hires in those categories.
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.
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.
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.