Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

Current News, Events, and Press Releases

MSDE Seeks Input for American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief Plan
The survey will be open for input through July 9. MSDE will consider all feedback when finalizing the plan. The final plan will be presented to the MD State Board of Education for approval on July 27.
Garrett College Tops State in Key Success Metrics
Garrett College leads all Maryland community colleges in multiple key success indicators, based on a compilation of data from the most recent Maryland Performance Accountability Report.
Maryland Salem Children's Trust to Reopen in September
In its new partnership with Winchester, Virginia-based Grafton Integrated Health Network, services will be focused more on working with children with autism and other developmental disabilities.
Name Chosen: Performing Arts Center at Garrett College
The Performing Arts Center at Garrett College is on schedule to open in late spring 2022.
Statewide Survey of MD Career and Technical Education (CTE) Industry Credentials of Value
Your input as a Maryland employer is critical to ensuring that Maryland students earn industry credentials that will fill Maryland's current and future workforce pipeline.
Groundbreaking Held for Community Education and Performing Arts Center
A ceremonial groundbreaking took place on August 28th at Garrett College, starting the next phase of the Community Education and Performing Arts Center project.
Garrett College Board Rolls Back Tuition Rate
The 9-percent rate rollback - from the current $109 per-credit-hour - was proposed & approved to address both student access & student debt concerns, according to Board of Trustees Chairman Don Morin.
Women's Commission Offering Scholarships
The application form is available in paper format at the Garrett County Public Libraries or the Garrett College Financial Aid office, and online at the Commission for Women website at
Virtual Job Shadow is New Tool For Teachers and Students
The platform allows students to learn about hundreds of careers by viewing videos of people in those jobs, finding out what education/training is needed, future career trends, etc.
Income Must Be Part of Education Equation
Garrett County is considered the 6th wealthiest county in the state, because of high assessments at Deep Creek Lake.
Southern Band Wins Atlantic Coast Championship
The Southern Garrett Marching Band won its first-ever Tournament of Bands 1A Atlantic Coast Championship on Saturday in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Anonymous Donors Plan $1 Million Estate Gift for Garrett College
A couple who are part-time residents of the Deep Creek Lake area has established a $1 million estate gift to the Garrett College Foundation to be used in connection with either the college’s performin
Garrett College Approved for Paramedic Degree Program
The MD Higher Education Commission also awarded the Paramedic Studies program the Health Manpower Shortage designation as part of the approval process.
County Scholarship Program GPA Requirement Increased
Beginning with the fall 2019 semester, students receiving scholarship support from the county-funded program must earn a 2.5 GPA each semester in order to continue receiving funding.
Addictions Counseling Program Approved for Health Manpower Designation
As a Statewide and Health Manpower program, students from across Maryland who wish to study in this associate degree program can attend Garrett College at its in-county tuition rate.