Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

January 2020

Advanced Heating and Cooling Branches Into Garrett County
Advanced Heating and Cooling, celebrating 20 years in business in Morgantown, WV, has expanded to the Deep Creek Lake area.
Goehringer's Catering Named "Best of Weddings" Winner
Goehringer’s Catering has been named a “2020 Best of Weddings” winner in the catering category by The Knot, a national wedding brand.
Short Story Brewing at Deep Creek Lake Opens at The Fort
“Our biggest hope is that Garrett County residents see this taproom the way the residents in our hometown see our brewery,” Rote said. “It’s a place that belongs to everyone."
Appalachian Regional Commission Releases Year-in-Review Investments Summary
ARC is supporting 21 projects in Maryland (Garrett, Allegany, and Washington counties) totaling nearly $2.6 million in fiscal year 2019.
USDA Announces Rural Energy Funding for Ag Producers and Small Rural Businesses
Recipients can use REAP funding to install renewable energy systems such as biomass, geothermal, hydropower and solar.
County Working With Broadband Companies to Expand Service
Garrett County’s current broadband coverage is estimated at 75%, Commissioner Paul Edwards noted during a county government update report last week.
Mountain Maryland PACE Reception & Breakfast to be Held January 23th & 24th
Tickets for the 44th-annual Mountain Maryland PACE Reception & Breakfast, presented by the Cumberland/Allegany County Industrial Foundation & the Garrett County Development Corp., are still available.
Virtual Job Shadow is New Tool For Teachers and Students
The platform allows students to learn about hundreds of careers by viewing videos of people in those jobs, finding out what education/training is needed, future career trends, etc.
Commissioner Edwards: Economic Development Requires Infrastructure Work
The commissioners’ entire county update PowerPoint presentation is available for viewing online at
Garrett County Arts Council Names New A&E Coordinator
Oakland resident Mary Sincell McEwen started the new part-time job Monday. “I’m excited about shining more of a spotlight on our arts communities,” she said.
Income Must Be Part of Education Equation
Garrett County is considered the 6th wealthiest county in the state, because of high assessments at Deep Creek Lake.
Applications Now Open for TEDCO's Investment Funds
TEDCO, MD’s economic engine for technology companies, is now accepting investment applications for its Rural Business Innovation Initiative, Builder Fund, Seed Funds, and MD Venture Fund.
Western Maryland Consortium Services Available
The Western Maryland Consortium continues to offer funding for educational assistance and workforce opportunities for eligible persons in Garrett County, MD.
Chamber of Commerce Presents Legislative Agenda
“As the voice of business, we will advocate for these priorities, monitor legislative activities of the MD General Assembly and keep our members informed of issues that may impact them" - the Chamber.
Garrett Trails Hires New Director
“Josh has been a life-long resident of Garrett County...and shares a love for the outdoors, which made him the perfect candidate,” said Mike Dreisbach, Garrett Trails President.