Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

Current News, Events, and Press Releases

Maryland Nonprofit, Interest-Free, Micro Bridge Loan Account
The program provides short-term financing support to qualifying nonprofit entities between the award date of a government contract and the actual receipt date of those awarded funds.
Mtn. Laurel Medical Center Earns Highest Community Health Quality Recognition in Maryland
The Community Health Quality Recognition (CHQR) badges are awarded based on data submitted as part of the annual Uniform Data System report to the Health Resources & Services Administration.
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.
Boucot Appointed to American Hospital Association Board
“I am honored to be appointed to address healthcare policy on a national level. It’s an honor to represent rural hospitals and health systems throughout our region,” remarked Mark Boucot.
Meadow Lake Stables Now Under New Ownership
Rachel and Nick Dudok are the newest owners of Meadow Lake Stables in the Oakland area near Herrington Manor State Park. The venture came about because of Rachel Dudok’s lifelong love of horses.
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..
Inc. 5000 Recognizes Declaration Networks Group for 4th Consecutive Year
DNG continues to successfully execute a multi-state market expansion delivering an impressive three-year growth rate of 428% from 2019 to 2022, moving DNG up over 800 places from last year's ranking.
Commissioners Present 20th Anniversary Commendation to HART for Animals
Founded in 2003, HART for Animals continues to provide quality veterinary, adoption, boarding, and support services to the pets of our community.
Second Round of Funding Announced for Maryland Manufacturing 4.0 Program
The program provides grants to small- and mid-sized Maryland manufacturers who invest in Industry 4.0 technologies. A webinar on how to apply for the program will be held August 24, 2023.
Western Maryland American Job Centers Offering Free Online Workshops for Job Seekers in August
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.
Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area Announces FY 2024 Mini-Grant Program 
The application and application guidelines are available online at Application deadline is September 30, 2023 at 4:00 PM.
MD Commerce Announces New Child Care Capital Support Revolving Loan Fund
This loan fund provides no-interest loans for capital expenses to childcare providers who participate in the Maryland State Department of Education's Child Care Scholarship Program.
Commissioners Present 10th Anniversary Commendation to Coal Bucket Restaurant
The Coal Bucket is a small, family-owned restaurant and gift shop serving Garrett County and the surrounding community in Kitzmiller, Maryland.
Commissioners Present 65th Anniversary Proclamation to W. H. Fratz, Inc.
Fratz True Value Hardware is located at 405 South Main Street, Accident, Maryland. The business is open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM and Saturdays from 8 AM to 4 PM.
New Maryland Business Opportunity Center
The MBOC works to connect public and private organizations to work with socially and economically disadvantaged individuals and business owners.