Baltimore Integration Partnership (BIP)

Launched in 2011 as part of the national Living Cities Integration Initiative, Baltimore Integration Partnership (BIP) is a collaborative partnership between 11 educational and healthcare institutions (anchor institutions), funders, nonprofits and public organizations focused on ensuring economic inclusion is the “culture of norm” in Baltimore through local hiring, purchasing, and community reinvestment.  Its work is credited with helping 15 development projects secure debt financing, leveraging $150 million in investment and creating 800 jobs.  Currently, BIP is focused on three core goals:  1) to connect local, small and minority-owned businesses to anchor procurement opportunities; 2) to encourage and leverage the real estate investments of anchors for the benefit of the broader community; and 3) to connect low-income people to jobs within anchors and anchor-supporting businesses.

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