Mayor Pugh has stated her continued commitment to anchor institutions in the Transition Report.
On June 25, 2014, the University of Baltimore joined seven other Baltimore institutions and former Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to sign a pledge to work in partnership to help Baltimore’s communities grow. The Baltimore City Anchor Plan focuses on innovative initiatives in four priority areas: public safety, local hiring, local purchasing and quality of life.
Anchor institutions are pillars of strength in Baltimore city communities, and continued collaboration between the city and anchors will help grow Baltimore. Anchor institutions are Baltimore city’s largest employers and serve as catalysts to attract and retain residents, create jobs, and drive economic growth.
To help accomplish the BCAP action items and initiatives, UB has also formed a committee of individuals with expertise in the four BCAP priority areas. This group, the Thrive Baltimore Committee, will work to achieve the goals of the plan and to proactively assess the needs of UB and the surrounding community.
The Baltimore City Anchor Institutions by sector are:
- University of Baltimore
- Johns Hopkins University
- Maryland Institute College of Art
- Bon Secours Health System
- Coppin State University
- Loyola University Maryland
- Morgan State University
- Notre Dame of Maryland University