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MD Commerce Provides Details on New COVID Relief Funding for Businesses
There are 6 new programs targeting specific groups of businesses. Three of these programs will be administered by Commerce, which expects to accept applications from March 30, 2021 to April 6, 2021.
Local Gourmet in Online 'Favorite Chef' Competition
Private executive chef Larry Roby of McHenry is currently involved in an online competition through Bon Appétit magazine to be named the world’s Favorite Chef. Voters can submit a free daily vote.
MD World Class Consortia Information Session Set for March 24th - CANCELLED
The MD World Class Consortia & Total Biz Fulfillment cordially invite you to attend an information session at Total Biz Fulfillment's HQ in Grantsville to learn about the Consortia's programs.
National Women's Business Council Issues Roundtable Report
In celebration of Women’s History Month, the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) releases its new 2019 Women in Small Business Roundtable Series Report.
GCED Director to Speak at Leadership Summit
Alex McCoy, MBA, CEcD, EDFP, IOM will be one of the featured speakers at the International Economic Development Council's (IEDC) 2017 Leadership Summit.
Site Work Nearly Finished at Garrett Business Park
Strata Worldwide, LLC will occupy the finished space in October and will offer 25 jobs over the next three years.
Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership Proves Manufacturing Bootcamp Program Successful With Pilot Program
MD MEP rolled out its pilot program in partnership with Garrett College for Garrett Container Systems, Inc.
Garrett Memorial Hospital Digs Into $23.5M Construction Project
The groundbreaking ceremony was followed by the opening of the hospital's new Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center.
Clayburn To Close Plant Near Grantsville
Clayburn, Inc. will close its manufacturing facility near Grantsville in late June.
Deep Creek Watershed Committee Hears Reports
All the subcommittees of the Deep Creek Watershed Management Plan Steering Committee have submitted their reports, which will be considered for inclusion into the Deep Creek Lake Management Plan.
County Commissioners to Hold Public Meeeting
The Board of County Commissioners will present its FY 2015 budget at a public meeting on May 20th.
MD Comptroller Presents Black And Gold Award To Olen Beitzel
Olen Beitzel was recently recognized as a "Marylander Making a Difference."
ARC Funds Requested For Garrett Projects 
Garrett County Commissioners asking ARC for $900,000 for infrastructure projects.
The Community Development Block Grant Program at Work: A Glass Manufacturing Firm in Western Maryland
A CDBG grant awarded to Garrett County in 1998 assisted with the opening of the Simon Pearce, Inc. manufacturing facility.
Fourmile Ridge Wind Project Moves Forward
The Federal Aviation Administration has approved the Fourmile Ridge wind project in eastern Garrett County and site preparation started April 7.