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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

Debbie Gosselin

Aug 17, 2017

Baltimore ranks as a top destination for travelers. Summer is coming to a close but visitors and locals alike are still getting the most they can out of Baltimore's land and water amenities. Joining us for Why Baltimore is Debbie Gosselin, owner of Watermark Journey—a local water tour and charter company.

Venroy July

Aug 10, 2017

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

Mike Adelstein

Aug 3, 2017

Advanced manufacturing which includes prototype development, fabrication and testing, for all sorts of industries including aerospace and biohealth, is an emerging technology-based growth industry for Greater Baltimore. Medical devices are extremely important in this market, and since 2010, 135 Medical Device patents have been awarded in Maryland. Joining us today for Why Baltimore is Mike Adelstein, President & CEO of Potomac Photonics, a medical device manufacturing, and biotech and electronics fabrication company founded in 1982. 

This segment originally aired Jun. 30, 2016.  

Adam Benesch

Jul 27, 2017

The craft beer industry is rapidly growing in the Baltimore region with more than 60 breweries including new breweries like Manor Hill Brewing and Waverly Brewing Company joining long-time favorites like The Brewer’s Art and Heavy Seas Beer. Today, the state ranks 21st nationally for the production of craft beer and has an economic impact of $652 million.Joining us today for Why Baltimore is Adam Benesch, founder of Union Craft Brewing.

Joanne Hampson

Jul 20, 2017

On today's episode, Joanne Hampson, Senior Vice-President of PNC Bank, describes the corporate landscape of greater Baltimore.

This episode originally aired April 2017. 

Henry Posko

Jul 13, 2017

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

Newt Fowler

Jul 6, 2017

Newt Fowler, partner at Womble Carlyle and Chair at Tedco, tells us why Batimore is able to attract millennial workers. 

Kristen Valdes

Jun 29, 2017

This week's guest is Kristen Valdes, the Founder and CEO of b.well Connected Health, a platform that makes managing health and insurance simple. 

Joining us today is Ermis Sfakiyanudis, President and CEO of Trivalent, a company that provides solutions to IT and security owners.  

 

Joining us today is Calvin Butler, CEO of Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE.) He shares how BGE's Smart Energy Workforce Development Program is preparing the energy industry's future workforce. Butler was just honored with the Industrialist of the Year award last week, and the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore was just recognized this morning for its partnership with BGE and for its commitment to the region.

This episode originally aired on Oct. 13, 2016.

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