Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

Garrett County, Maryland

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Garrett County is a progressive community that welcomes business. The westernmost county in Maryland, Garrett County offers a central location to many major markets, an interstate, available community-owned business parks, one of Maryland’s best K-12 school systems, a variety of housing options, and an excellent workforce. 
Work in Garrett County - The Department of Business Development works to attract, retain, and expand businesses to our area. Our workforce, location, and affordable community-owned business parks have attracted some of the best business that Maryland has to offer. We’re an attractive location for manufacturing, distribution, back office, call center, energy, agricultural, and recreation firms.
Learn in Garrett County - Our public schools consistently rank as one of Maryland’s best. The STEM curriculum, within both our public schools and Garrett College, prepares graduates for career achievement and skilled local jobs. We provide an opportunity to all students to achieve higher education. The Garrett County Commissioners Scholarship Program makes post-secondary education within reach of area high school students and their families. Yet educational efforts do not end there, Garrett College actively seeks private employers to partner with to provide enhanced job skills for area workers.
Play in Garrett County - With 90,000 acres of parks, trails, and lakeside amenities, Garrett County has many entertainment options. We offer year-round recreation from ski slopes to lake shores, as well as many public spaces to swim, ski, golf, and relax. Our county festivals, farmers’ markets, and cultural celebrations provide year-round enjoyment.
In Garrett County, we continue to define what it means to live, work, and play. We invite you to see what we have to offer. Please call us at 301-334-1921 or email us at
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Oakland Gears Up For Winter Fest

Winter Fest, slated for February 18, 2023 from 10 AM to 4 PM, will feature kids’ activities, store specials, live music and performances, and the return of the highly successful Winter Fest Wine Walk.

Feb 1, 2023 at 8:34am

American Job Centers Offering Free Online Workshops for Job Seekers in February

Registration is required in advance. Participants have several options to log in via computer, with or without a camera/microphone, as well as tune in via smartphone.

Jan 31, 2023 at 8:25am

2023-2027 Economic Development Strategic Plan Available for Public Comment

The final draft version of the 2023-2027 Garrett County Economic Development Strategic Plan is now available for public comment through February 7, 2023.

Jan 31, 2023 at 8:20am