Business Dean Murray Dalziel: 'Baltimore is on the Move. Be Part of It.'
October 1, 2021
Contact: Office of Advancement and External Relations
As The University of Baltimore and Loyola University Maryland prepare to host the 2021 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers' annual meeting on Oct. 13-16, UBalt's Merrick School of Business Dean Murray Dalziel says Baltimore's reputation as a home for entrepreneurs is on the rise, here and around the world.
"From what I've seen, I strongly believe that there are forward-thinking people living here who have the city's revival burning in their hearts," Dean Dalziel writes in an op-ed in The Daily Record. "They are ready to roll up their sleeves and offer their expertise to create the renaissance we are collectively seeking. The talent in this town is awe-inspiring. So, what are we waiting for? There's no time like the present to act on the things we know to be true."
Dalziel points to indicators that many local companies are doing well, and the city's geographic position—the north end of a corridor with 50 million residents between Baltimore and Washington, D.C.—is a bellwether for success.
"We're figuring out who we are as a city," he writes. "Yes, it's taken us a long time to get there. But the local business community isn't lamenting the loss of well-known, Fortune 500 companies. They're tuned in to a smarter, more sustainable future: small- to medium-sized companies, some manufacturing, some transportation, some tech, and some health. What's more, it all depends largely on local talent."
Dalziel says that the Global Consortium sessions are an endorsement of Baltimore.
"We need to consistently think of ourselves, the people of Baltimore, as successful entrepreneurs," he writes. "We have a voice, an attitude, and we're optimistic to a fault. Our vision is clear and original, and people want to be like us, and live where we live."
Read the article in The Daily Record.