Coppin State Wins Bridging the Gap Award

Published Thursday, November 02nd, 2017

The awards were presented November 1 during ceremonies honoring minority and women-owned firms for business achievement and others for their efforts to strengthen minority business development.

Baltimore, MD – Coppin State University was among the named winners of the Greater Baltimore Committee’s 14th Annual Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards. The awards were presented November 1 during ceremonies honoring minority and women-owned firms for business achievement and others for their efforts to strengthen minority business development.

Coppin State was recognized for its partnership with PNC Bank and Open Works Baltimore. The strategic partnership is the first relationship of its kind in the nation between a public HBCU and a maker of space such as Open Works Baltimore. The co-working space built by Open Works Baltimore is designed to nurture the next generation of small manufacturers and the business college at Coppin State University (CSU). The partnership, which includes PNC Bank, is launching the DataWorks Project pilot, which will engage community and university stakeholders in designing an infrastructure to illuminate specific data in the immediate footprint of CSU.

Additional details about Coppin’s winning partnership can be found at Coppin Strategic Partnership. Also, categories and all winners of the 2017Bridging the Gap Awards are listed on the Greater Baltimore Committee’s website at Greater Baltimore Committee.

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