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Johns Hopkins President Daniels pledges to hire local workers for new building project

Baltimore Business Journal
May 15, 2015

Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels on Friday touted the newest addition to the Science + Technology Park in East Baltimore as a testament to the institution’s dedication to creating jobs and hiring locally.

The 165,000-square-foot building being constructed at 1812 Ashland Ave. will be a hub for Hopkins’ commercialization activities and, hopefully, a jobs generator. When completed in July 2016, Hopkins will use the space to give homes to faculty and student startups, so that they can grow locally and create jobs. Meanwhile, the project’s construction is putting local residents to work.

Daniels said the project, which has been in the works for years, carries even more importance in light of unrest in Baltimore that highlighted the dire need for jobs, housing and a sense of community.

“Ultimately the cornerstone of a health community has to be jobs,” Daniels said.

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