Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

July 2019

FireFly Farms Announces Second Exclusive Cheese in Whole Foods Market Stores
FireFly Farms Inc. has announced the availability of its 12-month aged goat cheese, Bella Vita, exclusive to Whole Foods Market locations in the Mid-Atlantic & Northeast regions, beginning this month.
Garrett College to Host SBDC Business Seminar
Are you ready to start a business? The Ready, Set, Go! Seminar is designed specifically for small businesses in the planning phase of building a company.
College to Assist County Farmers in Industrial Hemp Research Project
Garrett College is working with a local farmer in an industrial hemp research project authorized within the scope of MD House Bill 698, the MD Industrial Hemp Pilot Program.
Tichnell Reports About 75 Percent of Garrett County Has Broadband Access
“About 4 1/2 years ago when we took over as commissioners, one of our main goals was broadband access,” Tichnell said. “At that particular time, less than 50% of the county had broadband access."
Garrett County Planning Tool Recognized by Health Association
The Garrett County Planning Tool is among the 2019 Public Health Model Practice winners, the National Association of County and City Health Officials recently announced.
Keyser's Ridge Business Park Receives Enterprise Zone Designation
The new Garrett County zone is located in a Federal Opportunity Zone and includes approximately 122 useable acres.
Fourth Annual Tech at the Gap Conference Set for October 10th at Rocky Gap
Tech at the Gap is a one-day conference for web developers, digital marketing professionals, network and security specialists, managers, and anyone else who works in the tech industry.
DLLR Representatives Available for In-Person Job Seeker Assistance
MD DLLR Representatives will be in Oakland on Friday, July 26, 2019, for in-person job seeker assistance.
Garrett County Opportunity Youth Project Organized by Local Management Board
The goal of the project is to improve access to school and jobs for teenagers and young adults in Garrett County who are neither working nor enrolled in school.
Gran Fondo Brings Over 900 Riders to Garrett County
The Garrett County Gran Fondo is not a race. The King of the Mountain champions are crowned based on seven timed KOM climbs within the Garrett County Gran Fondo rides.
Railey Realty Celebrates 45 Years in Business
The company was founded in 1974 by James (Jim) and Violet (Sis) Railey. When they first opened the brokerage, the couple worked from their home on Lake Shore Drive.
Honi Honi Celebrates 50th Birthday This Year
Honi Honi Bar, located at 19745 Garrett Highway next to Deep Creek UNO, was originally founded by Jim Delligatti and had its first liquor license issued in 1969.
STEM Center Awarded LEED Certification
The Garrett facility’s gold certification is the second highest certification in the four-level LEED ratings, just below platinum.