A Joining of Hands: Cooperation for the Common Good


  • Robert L. Caret Towson State University
  • Ted Zaleski, Jr. Baltimore County, Maryland


Metropolitan Universities, Regional Life, Community Cooperatin, Government in Education


In 1987, a new Baltimore County (MD) administration undertook a set of explorations to guide the government into the 1990s. It immediately became apparent that higher education interacts with many elements of county and regional life. A key initiative became "a joining of hands and cooperation for the common good." This article describes significant steps taken by the county to establish formal and sustained cooperation among government, higher education, and business, steps aimed at creating a climate that would sustain a quality of life that would entice new business.