Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

Current News, Events, and Press Releases

COVID-19 EIDL Portal Now Closed
Borrowers who need copies of their loan documents can contact SBA at 833-853-5638.
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.
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.
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.
Comcast Introduces Additional Efforts to Increase Participation in the Affordable Connectivity Program
Comcast hopes to increase awareness and help people take advantage of the life-changing program that provides $30 each month toward their connectivity needs.
New Owners of Verso Luke Mill to Hold Online Equipment/Vehicle Auction
The 3-day online auction will be held June 1-3, 2022. Auction items can be inspected at the former Verso mill, 300 Pratt Street, Luke, MD, on May 31, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Business Spotlight Program Announced
The Business Spotlight Program will be an ongoing economic and business development initiative offered to all Garrett County businesses and nonprofit organizations.
New Hospitality Courses Offered by Garrett College’s Continuing Education & Workforce Development
Registration is now open for classes beginning May 11th.
Allegany County Spring Job Fair Set for May 4th
The Job Fair will take place from 9 AM to 12 PM in the McMullen Building (152 Baltimore Street) in Downtown Cumberland. This is an in-person free event open to the public.
American Job Centers Offering Free Online Workshops for Job Seekers in May
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.
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.
Oakland Couple Win First Place in Power of Possibilities' Business Plan Competition
Competitors worked to develop and craft a business plan, followed by a final pitch of their idea before presenting the concepts at the annual Power of Possibilities (POP) Summit.
Meet Connor Norman, Our New Business Development Specialist
Connor's responsibilities include assisting county businesses with development, expansion, assistance, retention, and growth.
Mountain Laurel Medical Center Expanding Clinical Services in Oakland
The renovations will create a dedicated exterior entrance and waiting area for the Mountain Laurel Community Pharmacy as well as improved and co-located space for behavioral health services.
$53M Secured For U.S. Route 219's Final Design in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania lawmakers on both sides of the aisle said the funding will “accelerate” the highway’s four-lane expansion from the Meyersdale Bypass to the Maryland line.