Twenty-seven BLocal partners have set public goals to support city residents and local and women- and minority-owned businesses when making decisions about building, hiring, buying, and investing. In the program’s first year, BLocal partners reported millions of dollars in increased spending with city and diverse suppliers, increased hiring and internships for city residents, and more support of community organizations.

Blocal in Action

Year One Progress Report

Small companies learned about "Doing Business with Big Business" at a BLocal symposium

Vessel Electric got new tools to grow from BLocal BUILD College

BLocal partners worked together to put Avery Johnson’s talents to work

A small business loan from Kiva City Baltimore helped LaQuicha Brown expand her berry business

BLocal Partners