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About Us

Members of the Baltimore Industrial Group are committed to creating jobs that pay good wages and benefits. We need jobs in manufacturing, warehousing, transportation and maritime that use Baltimore's muscle and brain power. Why are these jobs important?

  • Just 25 percent of Baltimore City residents hold a college degree
  • Unemployment stands at 10 percent, more than three percentage points higher than the state rate
  • More than 130,000 people in Baltimore City live below the poverty line
  • Low-wage jobs in retail, food services, entertainment and health care are growing at a rapid pace while jobs in high-and-medium wage industries are declining
  • We need good jobs and believe elected officials should look for ways to fuel their growth.


    We Believe:

    • Industry and maritime operations play a vital role in supporting the regional economy. A healthy mix of businesses that include these activities is essential to the future of Baltimore and Maryland.
    • Industry and maritime operations recognize their role as stewards of the environment. Creating and maintaining open dialogue and developing long-lasting relationships with elected officials, business leaders, neighborhoods, environmental organizations, and the general public is central to BIG's outreach efforts.
    • Industry and its stakeholders in the community should seek to find common ground whenever differences may occur.

    Member Organizations...


    Baltimore Port Alliance
    The BPA is a non-profit group of maritime business representatives dedicated to addressing the needs and interests of businesses and individuals who make their living and support their families through maritime commerce. Read More


    Private Terminals Operators


    International Longshoremen's Association
    The International Longshoremen's Association, AFL-CIO is the largest union of maritime workers in North America, representing upwards of 65,000 longshoremen on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, Great Lakes, major U.S. rivers, Puerto Rico and Eastern Canada. Read More


    Maryland Motor Truck Association
    MMTA is a non-profit, member-driven trade organization that has been serving Maryland's commercial trucking industry since 1935. Today, MMTA is one of the largest trucking associations in the country, representing 1,000 member companies. Read More


    Canton Industrial Association


    South Baltimore Business Alliance
    Established in 2004, the South Baltimore Business Alliance is a coalition of businesses located in the Brooklyn/Curtis Bay area of Baltimore City and Northern Anne Arundel County. Membership includes heavy industry, manufacturing, recycling, transportation and related service providers. The SBBA mission is to protect our members' right to exist and operate, advocate industrial growth and expansion while promoting cooperative co-existence of the industrial and residential communities. Read More


    AFL-CIO, Baltimore Chapter
    We are the umbrella federation for U.S. unions, with 56 unions representing more than 12 million working men and women. We work to ensure that all people who work receive the rewards of their work—decent paychecks and benefits, safe jobs, respect and fair treatment. We work to make the voices of working people heard in the White House, on Capitol Hill, in state capitals across the country and in corporate boardrooms. Read More


    Maryland Industrial Technology Alliance
    Maryland Industrial Technology Alliance (MITA) is the lead organization of manufacturers and other interested parties doing business in Maryland. Our members are dedicated to working together for the benefit of the member companies, their employees, the community and the environment. Read More

    Public Partners...


    Maryland Port Administration
    More than 23 million tons of foreign cargo pass through the private and public terminals at the Port of Baltimore in an average yearfrom clothes and shoes, to electronics and cars, and many products that consumers use daily. The Port of Baltimore is regarded as one of Americas top container terminals, providing technological advances that have transformed operations from clipboard to keyboard. With state-of-the-art facilities and one of the best cargo handling records, Baltimore is one of the nations leading ports for automobiles, roll-on/roll-off, construction and agricultural equipment, paper, and wood pulp. Read More


    Baltimore Development Corporation
    The City of Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) is a 501(c)(3) corporation contracted with the City of Baltimore to provide economic development services. With a mission to retain and expand existing employers and attract new ones, we work collaboratively within City government, and with private partners, to deliver services that will help your business grow. Read More


    Baltimore City Planning Department
    Our Mission is to provide the highest level services and leadership in urban and strategic planning,historical and architectural preservation, zoning, design, development, and capital budgeting to promote the sustained economic, social, and community development of the City of Baltimore.

    The Department has established six planning divisions to help it carry out its mission: Office of the Director, Land Use and Urban Design, Comprehensive Planning, Research and Strategic Planning, Historical and Architectural Preservation. and the Office of Sustainability. Read More



    Public Affiliates...


    Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development
    Maryland's one-stop economic development shop strives to attract new businesses, stimulate private investment, encourage the expansion and retention of existing companies and provide Maryland business with workforce training and financial assistance. The Department markets local products and services at home and abroad. Read More


    Mayor's Office of Employment Development
    The Mayor's Office of Employment Development (MOED) coordinates and directs workforce development initiatives responsive to the needs of Baltimore City employers and job seekers in order to enhance and promote the local economy.

    Our vision is that every city resident maximizes his/her career potential and all employers have the human resources to grow and prosper –– a workforce system that works. Read More

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