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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Business Spotlight

Economic Development Strategic Plan in Process

The three key focus areas of the plan are: (1) Workforce Development; (2) Affordable Workforce Housing; and (3) Strengthening the County's Economic Base.

Mar 20, 2023 at 4:40pm

“George Fund” to Support New Local Jobs and Economic Development

The Board solicited applications and has been evaluating the projects that could make the most substantial economic impact, bring significant employment opportunities, and/or increase the tax base.

Mar 20, 2023 at 4:28pm

TEDCO Offers Support for Maryland Entrepreneurs Impacted by SVB

TEDCO serves as a source of strength and support for MD’s life science and tech start-ups, and is working closely with the MD innovation ecosystem and the businesses and individuals it serves.

Mar 15, 2023 at 10:18am