Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

April 2015

Garrett County Moving Forward With Economic Impact Study of Fracking
During the Garrett County Commission meeting on Monday, Chairman Paul Edwards stated that the request for proposals for a study of economic impacts of fracking in the county will continue.
A Unique Dining Experience - JG's Pub
A locally owned and operated neighborhood eatery and watering hole, JG's Pub at Deep Creek Lake offers a variety of favorite comfort foods.
Let's Get Down to Business - The Wine & Martini Bar
A unique business will open soon in Oakland. Autumn Newcomb-Shay will hold the grand opening for The Wine & Martini Bar this Saturday, April 25, at 3:00 p.m.
Maryland Native Plant Festival May 9 Features Fun and Learning For All Ages
Discover the important connection between native plants, people and wildlife at the second annual Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival on May 9th at New Germany State Park.
Clean Burning Wood Stove Grant Program Available
To help MD homeowners invest in clean energy, the MD Energy Administration provides grants for clean burning wood stoves to displace fossil fuel heating systems or old wood stoves.
Garrett County Ag Marketing Grants Available
The Garrett County Department of Economic Development recently announced a new grant program to aid in the promotion of agriculture-based businesses in Garrett County.
New Sustainable Ag Training Program
The Frostburg Grows Farmer Training Program is a two-week, intensive program for aspiring farmers, those looking to diversify their current operations and food system advocates.
Farm Leasing Webinars Offered
On May 4th and May 11th, agricultural landlords and tenants or those looking to get into agriculture will have the opportunity to participate in a webinar series focused in on leasing issues.
Local Farm Brochure Listings Sought
The “Visit Our Working Farms: Share Our Rural Heritage” agritourism brochure and Local Food & Farm Guide will be updated and printed in May.
A Unique Dining Experience - MoonShadow Cafe
You can immerse yourself in the visual and musical talents of local folks while savoring some of the most nutritious and delicious food on the mountaintop at MoonShadow Café.
Let's Get Down to Business - Blue Goose Greenhouse
Blue Goose Greenhouse is beginning its second year of business with an Open House event on Saturday, April 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Severe Pay Gap Between Men and Women in Maryland, Advocacy Group Says
Men earn much higher pay in Maryland than women, according to a new study released by the National Women’s Law Center.
BEACON Study Estimates Garrett County Public Schools' Economic Impact on County
The operation of Garrett County Public Schools generates an estimated economic impact of $67.91 million annually within the county, a study unveiled to the Board of Education today shows.
Governor's Buy Local Cookout 2015 Seeking Recipes
Governor Hogan is inviting all Marylanders to submit an original recipe for his Buy Local Cookout 2015 to be held at Government House in Annapolis in mid-July as part of the Buy Local Challenge Week.
A Unique Dining Experience - Annie's Kitchen Country Restaurant
Looking for home cooking, just like Grandma's? Annie's is the place to go!
Garrett County in Negotiations Regarding ASCI
Garrett County is in negotiations regarding the Adventure Sports Center International, county commission chairman Paul Edwards told a constituent during Monday’s public meeting.
Team 1629 Competes at the Chesapeake Regional, Receives Top Honors
FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 1629 (GaCo) competed last weekend, April 2-4, among 58 teams, including teams from Israel, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates.
GCMH Forms Partnership with General Electric
Garrett County Memorial Hospital and General Electric have entered into a contract agreement that will upgrade and replace the critical care monitors for various hospital departments.
Nature Inspires This Family
Nature provides the creative inspiration, as well as the artistic media, for mother-daughter duo, Karin Blizzard and Karina Stonesifer.
Round Again Consignment Shop
Are you looking for a way to update your personal style or home décor? Do you own something of value and don't want to just give it away? Round Again Consignment shop can help you do both!
Garrett Commissioners Urged to Undertake Fracking Study
During a public meeting held on Monday in Friendsville, the Commissioners were urged to consider conducting an economic study on the impacts of fracking.
Training Dates for 2015 MD Farmers Market Nutrition Programs Announced
The MD Dept. of Agriculture has announced 2015 training dates for the Farmers Market Nutrition, Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition, and Fruit & Vegetable Check programs.