Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

October 2018

DLLR Representatives Available for In-Person Job Seeker Assistance
MD DLLR Representatives will be in Oakland on November 13th and November 27th for in-person job seeker assistance.
Taylor-Made Celebrates 10 Years and a New Addition
The company celebrated its 10th anniversary with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new 4,500- square foot addition and an open house.
Community Action Hosts Community Development Week Event
As part of Community Development Week, the Community Development Network of Maryland & the Garrett County Community Action Committee hosted an event highlighting CAC's work in the local community
Oakland Business Broadband Survey
Oakland Business Owners - take a brief survey and help The Town of Oakland and Garrett County Economic Development with its Broadband initiatives.
Green Acres Garden Center & Flower Basket Marks 35 Years in Business
Customers can find everything needed to create beautiful gardens, landscapes and vegetable gardens, and a full-service small-engine shop offers a full line of Stihl & Ariens equipment & repairs.
Banquet Celebrates 40 Years of Maryland Salem Children's Trust 
Sen. George Edwards presented a resolution from the MD Senate recognizing MD Salem Children's Trust's "40th anniversary of ... providing education, care and healing for young people from all over MD."
$100,000 Bequest to Benefit Ruth Enlow Library
The funds will be used to improve the library system and specifically to help develop a new branch building in Friendsville.
Garrett College Receives $2M Gift From Offutt Trust
The gift is dedicated to Science, Technology, Engineering & Math initiatives. Income generated from the endowed gift will be split between STEM scholarships & technology renewal for the STEM building
Workforce Development Summit Addresses Barriers to Employment, Education
More than 20 local & state partner agencies & organizations were represented, sharing the same goal: to educate and provide employers with the resources available to attract, train & retain employees.
U.S. Dept. of Treasury Releases Proposed Opportunity Zones & Opportunity Funds Guidance
These regulatory proposals help to clarify how investors will engage in Opportunity Zones & provide more framework for communities to understand the types of eligible business & real estate projects.
Regional WIP Workshops Planned
Six regional workshops will be held in November & December throughout Maryland. The meetings are part of Maryland's engagement strategy for Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan development.
Economic Development Director Stresses Benefit of "Opportunity Zones" to GOBA
“If you invest in an opportunity, you can defer your capital gains,” he explained. “If you keep that property for seven years, capital gains will decrease by 15 percent.”
ClosetMaid Announces Job Openings
ClosetMaid, located in the County's Northern Garrett Industrial Park in Grantsville, has announced several job openings.
ARC Releases New Suite of Resources
Earlier this month, the Appalachian Regional Commission released Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Appalachia, a suite of new research reports and resources to support entrepreneurial development.
Simon Pearce to Mark 20 Years in Oakland
“I started making glass because of the human quality you find in real handmade glass," founder Simon Pearce said. “We are proud to be part of the vibrant Deep Creek community.”
Explore Garrett: Adventure & Outdoor Studies Open House Planned for November 17th
Final preparations are being made for an upcoming open house featuring Garrett College’s signature programs in Adventure Sports Management and Natural Resources and Wildlife Technology.
GCED Cancels One of Three Strategic Planning Listening Sessions
Due to a lack of public response/participation, the GCED Strategic Planning Listening Session scheduled for Tuesday, October 23rd, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. has been cancelled.
Commissioners' Proclamation Recognizes Economic Development Week in Garrett County
Garrett County Commissioners issue Proclamation proclaiming the week of October 21-27, 2018 as Economic Development Week in Garrett County.
Deep Creek Lake POA and Friends of Deep Creek Lake Win NALMS Awards
The POA was awarded the 2018 Lake Management Success Stories Award. Friends of DCL was awarded the Leadership & Service Award, Volunteer. Awards will be presented at the annual NALMS Conference.
Nominate A Town for "Small Business Revolution - Main Street"
In addition to the $500,000 transformation and video series, the winning town will receive major publicity, with prior winners covered by The Wall Street Journal and Entrepreneur magazine.
Garrett Trails Receives $100,000 in Grant Funding
Garrett Trails has received grant funding from two sources toward the group’s Casselman River (Jennings Brothers Railroad) feasibility study.
Maryland Officials Break Ground on Route 219 Project
State officials broke ground on a long-awaited project that will realign a portion of U.S. Route 219 in Garrett County. The 1.4-mile section of highway will be built between I-68 & Old Salisbury Road.
Autumn Glory Parade to Alter Traffic Patterns in Oakland
Beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 13th, traffic patterns will be altered in Oakland for the 51st-annual Autumn Glory Parade.
GCED Strategic Plan Listening Sessions Scheduled
Three 90-minute public listening sessions will be held on October 23rd to obtain feedback from the County's businesses and citizens regarding the future of economic development in Garrett County.
Wolf Den Run State Park Open House
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will hold an informational open house for Wolf Den Run State Park from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on October 20th at Kitzmiller Elementary School.
Small Business Success Virtual Conference 2018
This half-day event offers educational webinars, one-on-one mentoring sessions, exhibitor booths, resource center and networking chat rooms to provide you with information for business success.
New MD Workforce Expressway Website Now Available
The Hogan Administration has announced the creation of the new MD Workforce Expressway website to better connect businesses to the full array of state workforce development resources in MD.
DIY: Solutions for Managing Water Runoff
Got Rain? This introductory session on water runoff will give information about what stormwater is & how to manage it on your property for your benefit & the well-being of the entire community.
MD Commerce Releases Guide to Financial Incentives for Businesses
This new guide provides information on tax credits and other incentives available to Maryland businesses.
"A Better Maryland" Outreach Meetings Scheduled
The Maryland Department of Planning (MDP) is inviting the public to its second round of outreach for the new state development plan, A Better Maryland.
2018 People's Choice Challenge a Success
Deep Creek Times announced today that the inaugural 2018 People’s Choice Challenge is now complete and both the competition and reception were deemed a great success.