Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

Governor Hogan Announces Plan to Deploy $198 Million in Small Business Relief

Three state agencies - DHCD, MD Commerce, and TEDCO - will administer the funds, which will be used to expand existing business lending and investment programs.

May 19, 2022 at 3:36pm

USDA and EDA Launch Resource Guide to Boost Economic Development in Rural Communities

This joint planning resource guide for rural America will better equip our communities with tools to maximize the work of providing greater and inclusive economic prosperity across our country.

May 19, 2022 at 10:55am

COVID-19 EIDL Portal Closes May 16, 2022

Approved borrowers who have not signed their loan closing documents must do so by May 16, 2022, or will face delayed disbursement or possible loss of funding.

May 16, 2022 at 11:36am

Garrett County, Maryland




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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