Upcoming Events

Apr 22

Virtual Speaker Series - William Doyle, Executive Director Maryland Port Administration

Meet the new Executive Director for the MD Port Administration as he shares his vision and update on the continued growth along with the technology being utilized at the Port of Baltimore

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Apr 28

T3 - Kevin Quinn, MDOT MTA Administrator & Holly Arnold, MDOT MTA Deputy Administrator

Join us for a discussion on the process of the implementation of the Central MD Regional Transit Plan, the transit readiness resource guide, transit corridor feasibility studies and transit network improvements.

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May 4

In Person Roundtable Networking

Join us for our first in person networking event (limited capacity) of the year! All attendees must wear masks, practice social distancing and bring signed COVID form* to the event. Bottled water and our famous granola bars will be served. Please feel fr

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May 12

Virtual Speaker's Series - MD Treasurer Nancy Kopp

Join us for an update on the State's budget and priorities from Maryland's 23rd State Treasurer since the adoption of the Constitution of 1851. Ms. Kopp will also share her perspective as a woman leader, who is the second woman ever to serve as Maryland's

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Jun 3

Annual Meeting & Award Ceremony

Celebrate the Partnership's 35th Anniversary and Awards Ceremony outside the Benson Hammond House We can't wait to see you in person!

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Why Join?

Founded in 1985, The BWI Business Partnership is an award-winning organization in the BWI Region comprised of a diverse group of nearly 200 local and regional businesses; government agencies; educational and healthcare institutions; non-profits; and elected officials.

These members have come together to promote and strive towards a thriving regional economy and workforce while supporting the transportation efforts necessary for the growth of each. Uniquely, we encompass members from both the public and private sector, working together for common solutions to regional issues.

The Partnership brings cohesion to the business community in the region, creating a framework to address challenges, especially around the rapidly growing economic generators of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, the Arundel Mills commercial and entertainment district, and the Fort Meade/NSA campus.

We actively support advancements in transportation, growth at BWI Marshall Airport, key regional roadway improvements, and enhancements to state and local transit systems in order to improve accessibility to employment centers in the region. We also provide services in the form of grant-funded local shuttles, facilitating rideshare and vanpool opportunities, and commuter assistance programs.

Joining is simple.  After you complete the application online you will hear from the staff with information on your organization’s annual dues. Membership dues are based on industry factors and include a specific number of reserved seats at the Partnership Signature Breakfast Series.

Value Proposition

• Association with upwards of 200 businesses; government agencies; educational, health care, and cultural institutions; nonprofits; and elected officials

• Valuable networking opportunities to promote your organization to an audience that includes regional thought leaders and decision-makers who influence the economic vitality of the region.

• Significant opportunities to be involved in addressing the region’s economic growth and transportation challenges.

Virtual Speakers' Series -- NEW in 2020!

This new educational series, offered in lieu of the Signature Breakfast Series, provides members with access to elected officials and leaders of industry throughout the country on a monthly basis via webinar. Prior to each keynote address, Partnership members participate in online networking roundtables strategically coordinated to maximize connections and opportunities to hone and grow relationships.

Signature Breakfast Series

This monthly, educational gathering attracts 175-250 members and guests, and has featured such speakers as: NSA Director/Commander of Cyber Command General Paul Nakasone, Governor Larry Hogan, Comptroller Peter Franchot, Senator Chris Van Hollen, MTA Administrator & CEO Kevin Quinn, former US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and Southwest Airlines Chairman & CEO Gary Kelly.

Transportation Think Tank (T3) Series

A recurring monthly community forum, offered virtually or in-person, connecting businesses and the community with transportation-focused partners, and providing a platform for the education and dissemination of information as it relates to upcoming, current, and ongoing transportation initiatives, innovations, and policies. 

Roundtables & Small Groups

Partnership members engage in a variety of means, including our Young Professionals Group for developing leaders, our monthly Members-Only Virtual Roundtables (NEW!), and an upcoming series of Women's Leadership Forums. These opportunities are offered virtually and/or in-person.

What Our Members Are Saying

“The caliber of people that you meet, the speakers that we have at the events, the work that the Partnership does for transportation...those are all valuable things for our business and for our community.”

-- Steve Carroll, Principal, Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

“Arundel Mills is involved with the BWI Business Partnership because it is all about economic development in the area, transportation initiatives in the area, and it is definitely the place to be for those who are looking for business connections.”

-- Gene Condon, Vice President/General Manager, Arundel Mills


“Being a member is very good for business...there’s an elite crew here of actual decision makers: Presidents, COOs, and VPs of Finance…”

-- Lacey Johansson, Leasing, St. John Properties

“The organization brings together the top companies in the region. It provides a great opportunity to network and to get things done within the community.”

-- Wayne Pennell, Chief Operating Officer, BWI Marshall Airport


Email us for more information, or apply for membership online.