Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

Current News, Events, and Press Releases

TEDCO Accepting Applications for Technology Funding Programs
The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) continues to accept applications in several funding programs for technology startups.
Maryland Farm Stress Management Webinars
The University of Maryland Extension Farm Stress Management Team is excited to announce an end-of-the-year webinar series. Webinars run from December 6th through December 20th.
Heritage Project Grant Webinars and Q&A Sessions Scheduled
Join the Mt. MD Gateway to the West Heritage Area to learn about the MD Heritage Areas Authority Project Grant Program, a source of funding to support economic development through heritage tourism.
Sesquicentennial Events Kick-Off Scheduled for December 6th
The sesquicentennial kick-off event will be held in the Commissioners' meeting room in the Garrett County Courthouse, Oakland. Special guests will speak and a proclamation will be issued.
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.
Health Department Asking Employers for Input on Opioids in the Workplace
The MD Dept. of Health wants to help employers address problems such as workplace safety and supporting employees struggling with opioid use disorder. Responses will help build an online toolkit.
SBA Veterans Small Business Advisory Committees to Host Virtual Public Meetings on December 1st, 2nd
The IATF and ACVBA committees will update the public on progress made towards supporting the veteran small business community. Questions are to be submitted by November 30th.
American Job Centers Offering Free Online Workshops for Job Seekers in December
Registration is required in advance. Participants have several options to log in via computer, with or without a camera/microphone, as well as tune in via smartphone.
Deadline Looming for EIDL, Targeted Advance, and Supplemental Targeted Advance Applications
The deadline to submit EIDL loan, Targeted Advance, and Supplemental Targeted Advance applications is December 31, 2021.
Garrett Had Only Growth in Maryland Tourism During Pandemic
While the state’s tourism industry as a whole experienced a 64% decline during the pandemic, Garrett County actually posted a 36% increase from pre-pandemic levels.
MD Commerce Announces Two Opportunities for Tech Startups
The MD Innovation Investment Tax Credit - Application Deadline: November 15, 2021. Startup Grind Global Opportunity - Application Deadline: November 19, 2021.
Call for Nominations: Maryland Business Adapts 2021/2022 Initiative
Awardees will be showcased in case studies written for both student and peer industry audiences and honored for their success at the second annual MD Business Adapts Roundtable event in 2022.
Garrett County Heritage Area Celebrates 10th Anniversary
The Mountain MD Gateway to the West Heritage Area is a program of the Garrett Co. Chamber of Commerce that supports heritage tourism in Garrett Co. through technical assistance & grant opportunities.
Western Maryland Consortium Announces New Re-Employment Grant
The Western MD Consortium has one-time grant awards available to Western Maryland businesses to supplement the wages of new hires. New hires MUST be Western MD residents and currently unemployed.
Western Maryland Consortium to Host Career Counseling in Grantsville
Meet with a career counselor at the Grantsville Branch of the Ruth Enlow Library on November 10th from 11 AM to 1 PM. The Consortium's services are free of charge to eligible individuals.