The Region & Consortium

The Baltimore region, with a population over 2.5 million people, is one of the twenty largest metropolitan regions in the United States.  Our region consists of Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard Counties.

Region & Consortium Map


The Opportunity Collaborative is the consortium charged with developing a Regional Plan for Sustainable Development (RPSD) for the Baltimore region.  The Collaborative’s members include local governments, state agencies, universities and nonprofit organizations.  In addition to the RPSD, the Collaborative will produce a Regional Housing Plan and a Regional Workforce Development Plan.

The work of the Collaborative will include extensive community education and engagement, citizen leadership development, real world demonstration projects and a comprehensive opportunity mapping study. The Collaborative is funded by a Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  The Baltimore Metropolitan Council serves as staff to the Collaborative.

Members of Opportunity Collaborative include:

  • City of Annapolis
  • Anne Arundel County
  • Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Associated Black Charities
  • Baltimore City
  • Baltimore County
  • Baltimore Integration Partnership
  • Baltimore Metropolitan Council
  • Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc.
  • Baltimore Regional Initiative Developing Genuine Equality (BRIDGE)
  • Baltimore Regional Transportation Board
  • Baltimore Workforce Funders Collaborative
  • Central Maryland Transportation Alliance
  • Citizens Planning & Housing Association, Inc.
  • Community Development Network of Maryland
  • The Coordinating Center
  • Enterprise Community Partners
  • Greater Baltimore Committee
  • Innovative Housing Institute
  • Harford County
  • Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County
  • Howard County
  • Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Maryland Department of Disabilities
  • Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Maryland Department of Planning
  • Maryland Department of Transportation
  • Morgan State University
  • University of Maryland, National Center for Smart Growth
  • 1,000 Friends of Maryland.