Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

January 2021

Name Chosen: Performing Arts Center at Garrett College
The Performing Arts Center at Garrett College is on schedule to open in late spring 2022.
Statewide Survey of MD Career and Technical Education (CTE) Industry Credentials of Value
Your input as a Maryland employer is critical to ensuring that Maryland students earn industry credentials that will fill Maryland's current and future workforce pipeline.
Power of Possibilities Business Plan Competition
Cash prize awarded to first place and best business plan. All In Business Writing Series starts February 23, 2021.
Free Business Services Informational Session for Western MD Businesses
Information, including assistance available to local businesses, will be presented by regional and state representatives within the MD Dept. of Labor.
NeuBeam Announces Opening of New Garrett County Office
NeuBeam’s new office, located at 89 Pleasant Hill Drive, Unit 1B, Oakland, will create a full-service facility staffed with local sales, service, technical support and operational personnel.
"At Your Side" Small Business Grant Program Available to Small Businesses in Designated Main Street Districts
The “At Your Side” Small Business Grant Program will provide funding to brick-and-mortar small businesses in designated Main Street districts as they work to adapt to COVID-19.
SBA Introduces Ascent - A Free Digital Learning Platform for Women Business Owners
Ascent is designed for the “missing middle” — growth-oriented women entrepreneurs who are beyond the start-up phase and already generating revenue yet looking to grow and scale.
Chamber's Business Before Hours - Economic Forecast 2021 Set for February 16th
This will be a virtual event. $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
Paycheck Protection Program Resumes January 11, 2021
SBA's Paycheck Protection Program opens January 11, 2021 for first draw PPP applications. The loan is designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep workers on the payroll.
Western Maryland Consortium Offers Many Workforce Programs
Services available include job search assistance, resume development, internet job searches, career information, interest testing and evaluation, case management, workshops and skill training.
MEMA's Private Sector Integration Program
The PSIP provides valuable information to the private sector through the website and a (currently) bi-weekly newsletter packed with information and resources.
Comptroller Franchot Announces Forbearance for Business Tax Returns and Payments
Comptroller Peter Franchot says his agency has extended filing and payment deadlines for certain MD business taxes and quarterly estimated income tax returns and payments until April 15, 2021.
SBDC Issues Guidance on COVID Relief Bill
The Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has issued guidance on the recently passed COVID-19 Relief Package.
Deadline to Apply for COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Extended
Loans are offered at affordable terms. All eligible small businesses and nonprofits are encouraged to apply.