As the largest private anchor institution for Baltimore City, Johns Hopkins embraces its role as an economic engine to create lasting opportunities in our city.
HopkinsLocal is a firm commitment to leverage our economic power to:
- Increase participation of local, minority, and women-owned businesses in construction opportunities;
- Increase our hiring of city residents;
- Promote economic growth, job opportunities and investment in Baltimore through our purchasing activities.
Through HopkinsLocal, Johns Hopkins will build on its existing community partnerships, projects with city schools, and job training programs to sustain healthier, safer, and more vibrant communities.
Under this initiative, the Design & Construction departments for the university and health system have partnered to do the following:
- Institute a joint economic inclusion program for the construction project portfolios managed by The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, JHMI Utilities LLC, Johns Hopkins Facilities & Real Estate, the School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Achieve 17 percent participation, by MDOT or Baltimore City certified Minority, Women and Disadvantages Business Enterprises (MBE) of the addressable spend of the construction project portfolios
- Begin tracking participation by Local Business Enterprises (LBE) in order to set requirements in future years
- Foster the capabilities, capacities and skill level of MWBE and LBE firms
- Institute monitoring of MBE participation for all construction projects and include a liquidated damages clause in contracts
- Institute a prequalification process to develop an access portal to the university and health system Design & Construction departments.
- Include a local hiring policy for all Design & Construction projects