Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

Current News, Events, and Press Releases

Pathways to Entrepreneurship Cohort Completes Training
The program provided upcoming entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills needed to set and reach their own goals for their future businesses. The next program will start in Fall 2024.
Garrett College Part of Workforce Effort Targeting Homelessness
The initiative is intended to help address homelessness among 18- to 24-year-olds in Garrett and Allegany Counties..
Team 1629, Garrett Coalition (GaCo), Wins Chairman's Award at World Robotics Championship
The award recognizes the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST.
Garrett College to Host 2022 STEM Event
The event will take place in the STEM Center on the Garrett College campus in McHenry on April 2nd from 10 AM - 12:30 PM. The event is open to the public free of charge and suitable for all ages.
Ribbon-Cutting Held For Sylvan Learning of Garrett County
Sylvan Learning of Garrett County will provide tutoring, homework help, study skills, enrichment, standardized test prep, SAT/ACT prep and more.
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.