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Johns Hopkins exceeds goals for supporting local businesses, hiring Baltimore residents

Johns Hopkins exceeds goals for supporting local businesses, hiring Baltimore residents

Johns Hopkins University and its health system surpassed its three-year goals for bolstering local companies and residents.

The HopkinsLocal initiative — launched in 2015 to promote economic growth and inclusion in Baltimore — has worked to encourage the institution to hire more Baltimore residents, buy more local products, and support more minority-owned and women-owned contractors.

Through HopkinsLocal, the university and health system have:

  • Hired 1,017 people residents living in distressed areas of the city over three years. The 381 HopkinsLocal hires in 2018 account for 47 percent of targeted positions, surpassing the goal of 40 percent.
  • Hired 402 people...
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