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Resources and Intermediaries to Help Find Minority-owned, Women-owned and Local Business Enterprises

Intermediaries can play a critical role in connecting small businesses to the buying power of large businesses and anchor institutions. Often these organizations can identify firms that can meet buying needs while also offering capacity building, technical assistance and connectivity to additional resources that are needed to help the small businesses succeed. This working document contains brief summaries of 20 organizations, websites, and business directories that BIP partners, stakeholders, and staff have used to help identify local, minority, and women-owned businesses. Organizations include government agencies, nonprofits, and for-profit enterprises with Baltimore City or State of Maryland focused operations. Download the Directory (PDF)

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2018 News and Press

December 19, 2018

Baltimore Integration Partnership Update

  • Reflections on Anchor Collaboratives – Lessons from the Baltimore Integration Partnership
  • Meet the Makers
  • Creating Opportunities through Local Food
  • Government Roles and Recommendations to Grow Economic Inclusion in Baltimore
  • Anchors and Partners in the News
  • Baltimore Resources to Support Economic Inclusion

September 28, 2018

Baltimore Integration Partnership Update

  • Overcoming Challenges to Economic Inclusion
  • BIP and Made in Baltimore Kick-off New Initiative
  • Humanim Admin Program Kicks-Off Third Year with New Co-Cohort
  • MICA’s BCAN Program Founder Fellows are “Paying it Forward”
  • Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Recruiting for Next Class
  • In the News
  • Baltimore Resources to Support Economic Inclusion

July 18, 2018

Baltimore Integration Partnership Update

  • What Is Economic Inclusion – And Why Is This Concept So Important for Baltimore?
  • Port Covington – Are You Ready to BID?  Vendor Open House
  • Baltimore Hosts National Anchor Collaborative Convening
  • Made in Baltimore Releases The State of Urban Manufacturing: Baltimore City Snapshot
  • In the News
  • Family Supporting Jobs in the Baltimore Region
  • Baltimore Resources to Support Economic Inclusion

 

June 29, 2018

Collectively We Rise: The Business Case for Economic Inclusion in Baltimore

The Baltimore Integration Partnership is pleased to release “Collectively We Rise: The Business Case for Economic Inclusion in Baltimore.”  The report highlights dozens of ongoing initiatives to create jobs through economic inclusion. Through interviews, it documents best practices and finds that the strategies create benefits for individuals, businesses and institutions.  The report concludes by calling for broader participation by businesses and institutions supported by people-focused investments and policies.

May 31, 2018

Baltimore Integration Partnership Update

  • ICCC Launches in Baltimore: Development Program for Businesses Now Open for Applications
  • Maryland New Directions Hosting Employment Resource and Job Fair
  • New! Directory of Resources and Intermediaries to Help Find Minority-owned, Women-owned, and Local Business Enterprises
  • Building Community Partnerships to Strengthen Local Hiring
  • Why Diversity and Inclusion Matter to Maryland’s Workforce
  • HopkinsLocal 2nd Year Progress Report
  • Analysis of Patterns of Employment by Race in Baltimore City and the Baltimore Metropolitan Area
  • New Website Launched
  • In the News
  • Employer Directory of Workforce Organizations to Help Hire Locally

May 29, 2018
Building Community Partnerships to Strengthen Local Hiring” – TU Innovates

  • April 6 – The Colored Waiting Room – The American Civil Rights Movement Then and Now
  • Maryland Workforce Outlook Forum: Why Diversity and Inclusion Matter to Maryland’s Workforce
  • Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) Coming to Baltimore
  • The Criminalization of Poverty: How to Break the Cycle through Policy Reform in Maryland
  • Recruiting Underway for Next Round of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
  • MICA Launches New Book Store Featuring Made in Baltimore Products
  • BIP and Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce Host Reverse Vendor Fair
  • In the News
  • Employer Directory of Workforce Organizations to Help Hire Locally

January 17, 2018

The Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce and Baltimore Integration Partnership to Host “Open to Growth: A Procurement & Reverse Vendor Fair for Small Businesses” – Global Newswire

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2017 News and Press

December 2017/January 2018

Baltimore Integration Partnership Update – Adventures in Philanthropy Blog

  • Open to Growth
  • Food and Beverage Business Casting Call and Open House
  • Kaiser Permanente Joins the BIP Board
  • BLocal Announces Year 1 Performance Outcomes
  • Made in Baltimore Opens Holiday Pop-up Store; Grows Certification
  • Free Development Programs for Businesses through Johns Hopkins and BLocal
  • MICA’s BCAN Initiative Launches; Fellowship Applications Now Being Accepted
  • Employer Directory of Workforce Organizations to Help Hire Locally
  • City Seeds Opens New Kitchen in Food Hub
  • Administrative Training Program Cohort Graduates; Recruiting for Next Class Underway
  • In the News

10/19/2017

Baltimore Integration Partnership Update – Adventures in Philanthropy Blog

  • Employer Directory of Workforce Organizations to Help Hire Locally
  • Towson University commits to economic inclusion and joins the BIP Board; LifeBridge Becomes Co-Chair
  • Anchors, BIP, City Seeds Kick-Off New Food Business Initiative
  • BIP Anchor Institution Economic Inclusion Activities
  • Central Baltimore Future Fund Helping Propel Investment and Opportunity
  • Anchored In Place: How Funders Are Helping Anchor Institutions Strengthen Local Economies
  • In the News
  • Financing Baltimore’s Growth: Measuring Small Companies’ Access to Capital

7/18/2017

Baltimore Integration Partnership Update – Adventures in Philanthropy Blog

  • Recommendations and Community Perspectives to Advance Baltimore’s Anchor Work
  • MICA Launches B/CAN to Support Baltimore’s Creative Economy
  • Kaiser Permanente and Bon Secours Partner to Support West Baltimore
  • Race Us:  Movement Toward Closing the Gaps
  • A Conversation with David Williams on Race and Health
  • Second Round of Anchor Admin Training at Humanim Funded
  • The Social Determinants of Economic Security
  • Anchors in the News

5/31/2017

When Big and Small Businesses Team Up, Both Benefit – Public News Service

5/10/2017

Baltimore Integration Partnership Update – Adventures in Philanthropy Blog

  • University of Maryland Launches New Partnership for West Baltimore
  • HopkinsLocal Releases Year 1 Progress Report
  • Maryland Workforce Outlook Forum
  • Job and Workforce Fair in Central Baltimore
  • Kaiser Permanente Outlines Power of Procurement
  • Baltimore Anchor Work Featured in Yes! Magazine
  • Anchors in the News

3/15/2017

How the Neighborhood That Inspired “The Wire” Is Pulling Its Residents Out of Poverty – Yes Magazine

2/28/2017

Baltimore Integration Partnership Update – Adventures in Philanthropy Blog

  • Strengthening Baltimore’s Workforce: Reflections and Lessons Learned
  • Growing Anchor Institution Local and Minority Purchasing
  • Central Baltimore Future Fund Launches
  • ‘Big Bean Theory’ Sprouts with Baltimore Anchors
  • Pilot Administrative Training Program Completes 3rd Cohort
  • New Orleans Visits Baltimore
  • Anchors in the News
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Workforce Resources in Baltimore

An Employer’s Directory to Support Local Hiring and Workforce Development
October 2017

Created by Central Baltimore Partnership and the Baltimore Integration Partnership

A collaborative project of the BIP and Central Baltimore Partnership, this new directory of Baltimore nonprofit and public workforce development organizations is now available to help employers and community stakeholders find workforce partners to meet hiring needs. It summarizes the work of more than 45 organizations that support Baltimore City workers by offering skills training, eliminating barriers to employment, and facilitating job placement.

These organizations range in size and focus. Some provide general job readiness coaching while others provide training, certifications, and placement in specific fields including health care, biotechnology, manufacturing, auto repair, construction, information technology and many others. Nonprofit and public workforce development organizations are ideal partners for employers and can facilitate local hiring, reduce long-term unemployment, and help mitigate the city’s systemic socio-economic disparities.

City residents have immeasurable talents and aspirations that, when matched with effective support, can build careers and create paths to upward mobility. This directory can help employers tap the remarkable potential of city workers.

Download the Full Directory (PDF)

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2016 News and Press

12/14/2016
Officials Announce $10 million Fund for Projects in Central Baltimore” – Baltimore

12/13/2016
Food Entrepreneurs Build Business Savvy with Humanim’s School of Fund” – Baltimore Sun

10/12/2016
Baltimore Integration Partnership Update” – Adventures in Philanthropy Blog

Summer 2016
Aligning with our region’s anchor institutions (see page 12) – Baltimore Metropolitan Council

6/20/2016
“Vendor fair connects Maryland food businesses to buyers” – The Daily Record

5/9/2016
“Baltimore Integration Partnership Update” – Adventures in Philanthropy Blog

1/30/2016
“Lessons from Five Years of Economic Inclusion and Partnership in Baltimore” – Adventures in Philanthropy Blog

1/29/2016
“Baltimore Integration Partnership Update” – Adventures in Philanthropy Blog

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