Year Three

Progress Report

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HopkinsLocal Progress Report: Year Three

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 first phase of the program—year three was measured from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018—leaders from Johns Hopkins reported exceeding their initial pledges and started planning the next stage in their efforts to create more opportunities for Baltimore’s citizens and businesses.

HopkinsLocal Year Three Progress at a Glance



of addressable construction spending, a total of $48.5 million, was committed to contractors that were minority- owned, women-owned, disadvantaged business enterprises in FY18.


small, local, minority-owned, women- owned, or disadvantaged businesses in the design and construction industries expanded their skills and connections through the BLocal BUILD College over three years.



people were hired over three years for a set of targeted positions and live in focus area Baltimore City ZIP codes. In FY18, 47% of targeted positions were filled by focus area residents.


returning citizens were hired over three years.



more was spent in targeted categories with local businesses over three years than if spending had remained at the level of the baseline year. Total FY18 local spending was $118.4 million.


development plans were created with nonlocal suppliers to increase those companies’ efforts to hire, procure, or invest in Baltimore, surpassing the goal of 24 over three years.

* 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 duration of construction projects, many projects captured in FY16 are also captured in FY17 and FY18.

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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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