Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

Current News, Events, and Press Releases

Celebrating the Garrett County Sesquicentennial
Now and throughout 2022, the 150th committee is attending each Garrett County municipality's festival or community event to share, distribute information, and offer free giveaways and souvenirs..
SBA Seeking Feedback on Its COVID-19-Related Relief Programs
The results will be used to monitor and improve the effectiveness of future SBA customer service and communications efforts.
American Job Centers Offering Free Online Workshops for Job Seekers in July
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.
Project Restore Accepting Next Round of Applications in Early July
Businesses opening or expanding into vacant retail and commercial properties in Maryland may be eligible for Project Restore grants to help with rent payments and operating costs for their first year.
Ag Producers Encouraged to Sign Up To Be Counted In The 2022 Census of Agriculture
Agriculture producers who did not receive the 2017 Census of Agriculture & do not receive other USDA surveys or censuses have until June 30, 2022 to sign up to receive the 2022 Census of Agriculture.
SBDC Hosts Virtual Jump Start Your Business Workshops
Are you interested in starting your first business? Join the Maryland Small Business Development Center for a FREE virtual 'Jump Start Your Business' workshop from July11-14, 2022.
Commissioners Present Our Town Theatre With 25th Anniversary Proclamation
Founded by the late Jane B. Avery, Our Town Theatre strives to create and produce "essential experiences in the performing arts that enrich, educate, and entertain.”
Smart Energy Investments FREE Webinar Series: Energy Savings for a Better Bottom Line
Learn from experts about how your business or farm may best-invest your hard-earned dollars to grow, and to sustain your profitability.
Garrett County Commissioners Issue Proclamation on Garrett Chamber's 25th Anniversary
The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce is the largest professional business association in Garrett County with a long history of supporting the interests of Garrett County businesses.
A Call for Art - Garrett County Sesquicentennial Celebration Competition
One submission will be chosen by an independent review panel of local, regional and state arts professionals as the competition winner, receiving an $800 prize in exchange for all rights to the image.
American Job Centers Offering Free Online Workshops for Job Seekers in June
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.
MSAC and Forecast Public Art Present 'Making it Public' Free Workshop Series
There are two workshop series, one for artists of all disciplines and one for designed to equip administrators in strengthening local capacity in public art.
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.