Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

Current News, Events, and Press Releases

Three Garrett County Businesses Recognized as Champions of Maryland Manufacturing
The Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland (RMI) has recognized three Garrett County manufacturing businesses as 2022 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing.
County Sesquicentennial Celebration a Success
Over 2,000 participants enjoyed local music, a car show, history presentations, food, agriculture demonstrations, entertainment, and non-profit community collaborations.
Public Input Requested for Economic Development Strategic Plan
Public input sessions will be held on October 6, 2022 from 1-3 PM and 6-8 PM in Room 111 in the GIEC on the Garrett College campus.
Neighborhood Business Works - Federal Opportunity Zone Microgrant Funding Available
Garrett County's Federal Opportunity Zones consist of all properties located within the boundaries of Census Tracts 2, 6, and 7. Application Deadline: October 11, 2022, at 12:00 PM EST.
Women's Global Trade Empowerment - Virtual Learning Events Set for October
The October event entitled "World Bank 101 for Minority and Women-Owned Companies" is a 4 session series beginning October 4, 2022.
Women's Virtual Funding Summit
This virtual funding summit will connect U.S. women-in-business with different funding & financing programs to help their business grow.
SBA Announces Expansion of Ascent Online Digital Platform Programming
Ascent offers several essential journeys to assist women business owners with strategies toward growth and success. “Growing Globally” explores ways women entrepreneurs can expand into global markets.
SBA Announces Inaugural Small Business Cyber Summit
The summit will feature various speakers from the SBA, SBDC, CISA, FBI, business chambers, state government partners, experts from the public/private sectors, major technology platforms, and others.
Business Development Specialist Speaks to Grantsville Council
Connor spoke about the department's business retention-expansion and marketing programs for the local business community.
CurlyRed: A New Location With Plans for Jitterbug Movement Studio
CurlyRed recently moved its offices to 208 South Second Street, Oakland, across from the town parking lot. Plans also include locating Jitterbug Movement Studio, a new venture, in the same building.
GRMC Receives Acute Stroke Ready Hospital Recertification by the Joint Commission
Organizations seeking certification are required to adopt a set of standardized performance measures and collect monthly data, which is submitted to the Joint Commission, for each set of measures.
Cybersecurity for Businesses: Managing Your Risk - Virtual Webinar Set for September 27th
Cyberattacks can happen at any time -- to any business of any size. Join the Maryland Insurance Administration and speakers from various organizations to learn about how to protect your business.
Commissioners Present Loch Lynn Service Center With 60th Anniversary Proclamation
Founded in 1962, Loch Lynn Service Center has remained a family-owned business dedicated to serving Garrett County and the surrounding region with their auto repair and auto service needs.
Governor Hogan Announces Expansion of SmartBuy Initiative to Help More Homebuyers
DHCD has expanded the state’s landmark SmartBuy initiative to include up to $50K in student debt payoff assistance and more options for down payment and closing cost assistance.
Maryland Manufacturing 4.0 Grant Program
The MD Manufacturing 4.0 grant program provides grants to small and mid-sized MD manufacturers to invest in Industry 4.0-related technologies, machinery and robotics, and digital business practices.