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Why Baltimore

Thursday, 10:04 am

Why Baltimore is a series of conversations with local business and community leaders about Baltimore’s distinct standing among other markets. Learn how Baltimore ranks against other markets in various industries and economic indicators, and the reasons why local leaders choose to invest in the region.

Why Baltimore is hosted by Shannon Landwehr, President & CEO of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore. The Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore is a not-for-profit economic development organization led by a partnership of regional business executives, elected government officials and leaders from higher education focused on fostering business retention and development, job creation, workforce development and new investment throughout the Greater Baltimore region.  For more information, www.greaterbaltimore.org

Eric Orlinsky

Jun 28, 2018

Eric Orlinsky, co-founder of Treble, tells us why the city was the perfect place to launch his app.

Toby Bozzuto, President and CEO of the Bozzuto Group tells us how his love of his hometown of Baltimore influences his company's work.

While consumer and business needs change, regions with such storied histories as the Greater Baltimore region often benefit from established, multigenerational companies. Greater Baltimore is seeing growth in many industries but one of the most significant has been the construction industry due to the growth in commercial and residential development.

Joining us today for Why Baltimore is Jamie Alban, CEO of Alban Cat, a construction equipment company headquartered in Baltimore for four generations since 1927.

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According to the Maryland State Arts Council, our state's arts organizations have an economic impact of more than $1 billion.  In Greater Baltimore, there are more than 9,500 full time equivalent jobs in the arts, double the median number found in similar-sized regions. Joining us today for Why Baltimore is Julia-Marciari Alexander, Executive Director of the Walters Art Museum.

Susan Ganz, CEO of Lion Brothers, speaks on what it means for the leading manufacturer of apparel identity to be based in Baltimore. 

Steve Chu, owner and head chef of Ekiben, tells us about his desire to bring people together inside his Fells Point restaurant.

Joining us today for Why Baltimore is Jennifer Bodensiek, President and CEO of Junior Achievement of Central Maryland, a non-profit that is helping young people lay the foundation for career success so Baltimore’s job pipeline stays strong.

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Mike Subelsky, chief technology officer for Staq on why Baltimore was the perfect city to help him start global software companies.

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Mike Subelsky, chief technology officer for Staq on why Baltimore was the perfect city to help him start global software companies.

The Daily Beast ranked Baltimore third in the country for 2016’s hottest destinations, and GoBankingRates.com ranked it eighth for most affordable cities for summer getaways. The 2015 Tourism Development Annual Report revealed visitor spending to have increased by 6.1%, marking the fifth straight year of growth for Maryland. Joining us today for Why Baltimore is Debbie Gosselin, Owner of Watermark Journeys—a local water tour and charter company.

Henry Posko, president and CEO of Humanim, tells us why his organization is doing to empower Baltimore's workforce.

Jack Reitnauer, farm manager of Warwick Mushroom Farms, tells us how the success of Warwick, the largest of mushroom farm in the Western hemisphere, equals success for the region. 

On this week's Why Baltimore, Towson University President Kim Schatzel discusses what makes the Baltimore region so unique.

Jacob Hsu

Apr 5, 2018
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This week's guest: Jacob Hsu from Catalyte, a software development firm.

Today's guest is Kimberly Groves, President and CEO of KCW Engineering.

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Freeman Hrabowski, President of UMBC (The University of Maryland, Baltimore County) tells us about the contributions of UMBC's alumni.

In today's episode, Guy Filippelli, CEO of RedOwl Analytics tells us why his team made the decision to build a software company in Baltimore. 

Christy Wyskiel, adviser to the president of Johns Hopkins University tells us why Baltimore is a hub for bio and tech innovation. 

Kim Klacik

Mar 1, 2018

At Potential Me, we believe a community thrives best when all individuals contribute in ways that utilize their talent and skillset. We began as a non-profit four years ago to support women who are in college, trade school, military bound, or already in the work force, by supplying them with the proper tools needed to not only obtain employment opportunities, but to thrive within them.

Joining us today for "Why Baltimore," is Taura Musgrove, graduate student at Johns Hopkins University and creator of the app "Freedom Fighter." 

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Winston Frazer, President and CEO of Danae Prosthetics joins us for today's '"Why Baltimore."

Mike Janke, co-founder of Data Tribe, tells us why his company has invested in Baltimore, and why tech companies can flourish here. 

Venroy July, Counsel for Miles and Stockbridge on what draws people to Baltimore, and what makes them stay.

Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger tells us about the economic impact of the Port of Baltimore.

This is a rebroadcast.

Lance Lucas

Jan 18, 2018

Founder of Digit All Systems, Lance Lucas’s program has trained more than 10,000 students in programming through partnerships with 60 schools in Baltimore City. With the Cyber Warrior Diversity Program, Digit All has partnered with Coppin State and Morgan State to provide students with cyber security training and certification testing.

Joshua Smith

Jan 12, 2018
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Joshua Smith, Dean of the Loyola School of Education tells us about education grads staying in Baltimore.

Deb Tillett, president of ETC (Emerging Technology Centers), tells us about Baltimore's features that are key to the success of companies and organizations. 

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Michele Tsucalas tells us why her company--Michele's Granola--"relocated to Baltimore and never looked back."

Susan Ganz, CEO of Lion Brothers, speaks on what it means for the leading manufacturer of apparel identity to be based in Baltimore. 

On today's episode of "Why Baltimore," Caroline Popper, CEO of Popper and Company, describes why Baltimore is a prime location for her healthcare consulting firm.

This is a rebroadcast. 

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