Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

October 2020

Governor Hogan Announces $250 Million ‘Maryland Strong: Economic Recovery Initiative’
The initiative doubles the state’s total commitment to COVID-19 emergency economic relief for Marylanders to $500 million.
Global Summit of Women’s Women Entrepreneurs Forum
The Global Summit of Women’s Women Entrepreneurs Forum: Thriving in an Unstable Economy will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. ET. Registration is free.
PPE Loan Forgiveness Application Simplified
The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less.
Business Spotlight! gean & olive
Current featured businesses and products are For the Love of Deep Creek, Jessica Fike Photography, Wellness Living Company, Girls in a Box Silversmith and Sky Valley Bees.
Western Maryland Consortium Offers National Dislocated Humanitarian Assistance Grant
The Western Maryland Consortium's NDHA Grant can help lessen the financial burden on your business by reimbursing the wages paid to essential cleaning personnel to stop the spread of COVID.
Upcoming Webinar: Prime Contracting in the Small Business Reserve (SBR) Program
This free webinar provides an in-depth review of the statutes governing the SBR Program, the online certification process, and the pipeline for identifying SBR opportunities.
National Association of Women Business Owners Hosts Free Lunch & Learn Series
The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) will host a series of free Lunch & Learn webinars every Tuesday in October at 12:00 p.m. ET.
Garrett College Offers Scholarship Opportunities to Businesses
Garrett College's Continuing Ed& Workforce Development offers scholarships for businesses wishing to provide employees with the opportunity to obtain industry required professional certification.