BALTIMORE—In recent years, Baltimore has experienced a resurgence of job growth, particularly in the tech sector.
Womble Carlyle attorney Newt Fowler is one of the local leaders driving that growth. At Womble Carlyle, he represents companies and investors in a wide range of transactional, corporate and securities matters. Fowler also serves as Board Chair of TEDCO, an independent organization that strives to be Maryland’s lead source for entrepreneurial business assistance and seed funding for the development of startup companies in Maryland’s innovation economy and on the Board of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore(EAGB), a non-profit economic development organization led by a partnership of regional business executives, elected government officials and leaders from higher education, focused on fostering business retention and development, job creation and new investment throughout the Greater Baltimore region.
He recently joined Shannon Landwehr, the EAGB’s CEO, on local NPR affiliate WYPR’s “Why Baltimore?” segment to discuss tech job growth in the Baltimore region.
“Global competition today is for talent,” Fowler said. “Those regions which can attract and retain and educated, entrepreneurial workforce are winning. Companies grow where the talent lives.”
Fowler said Baltimore is well-positioned for this global competition over educated young workers.
Yet, he cautions that “Greater Baltimore needs to continue to support the quality of life and entrepreneurial climate that has put our region on the talent map.”