Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

July 2021

Low Interest Financing for Western Maryland Businesses Available Through Summit Financing Solutions
Eligible loan purposes include business acquisition, business start-up costs, building improvements, equipment purchases, and working capital. Interest rates are as low as 0% for the first 12 months.
Regional Manufacturing Institute of MD: NO-COST Manufacturing Disruption Mitigation Assistance Program
RMI has new funding from the MD Energy Administration to assist manufacturers potentially reduce the risk of business disruption from COVID-19 and other respiratory pathogens.
COVID EIDL: Small Business Relief and Recovery Webinar
Beginning July 27th, SBA's Office of Capital Access will host a webinar series for small business owners to discuss the COVID EIDL program’s small business loans.
SBDC Small Business Virtual Speed Lending Event Set for July 27th
This unique event will introduce different lenders, funding programs, and products. Network one-on-one with a wide range of lenders from across the state - all in one virtual room.
Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County See Record Tourism Increases
Garrett County was the only county in the state to experience an increase in tourism sales tax revenues in the first six months of Fiscal Year 2021.
Garrett County Heritage Area Celebrates 10 Years
An October 30th planned event will include speakers from the Heritage Area board and local county officials. There will be light refreshments and photos from the photo contest on display.
Heritage Area Economic Impact Estimated at $155.1 Million
MMGTTW supports and sustains 1,327 jobs including direct employment by the MMGTTW, as well as indirect and induced jobs created by supply and equipment vendors and other industry sectors.
Enterprising Women Magazine Shares Lessons Learned From the Pandemic
The Summer 2021 Edition of Enterprising Women is now available and features a cover story on lessons learned from the pandemic.
It’s Time to Apply for PPP Loan Forgiveness
Small businesses that took out PPP loans in 2020 need to apply for forgiveness SOON—otherwise, the loans will become permanent and businesses will be responsible for payments and interest.
State Issues $30M in Grants for Broadband Infrastructure
Garrett County is set to receive $421,414 in state funding toward broadband infrastructure projects, which is expected to improve access to 273 houses.
MD Apprenticeship Virtual Information Session for Employers
Looking for a solution to building a reliable, highly skilled pipeline of employees? MD Dept. of Labor’s Registered Apprenticeship initiative can help.
SBA's Women-Owned Small Business Certification Eligibility and Application Process Webinars: July-December 2021
Register for upcoming webinars to learn how to get certified for the Women-Owned Small Business federal contracting program, what to do after you're certified and more.
2021 National SBIR Week Free Virtual Event: July 19th-23rd
If you’re an innovator, entrepreneur, researcher, or small technology firm, don’t miss this opportunity to participate in live streaming sessions and to meet virtually with program decision makers.
Back to Business Virtual Garrett County Job Fair to be Held July 28th
The event, which will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on July 28th, will be hosted in partnership by the Maryland Department of Labor and the Western Maryland Consortium.
Van Hollen, Cardin, Trone Announce $575K to Upgrade Wastewater Infrastructure in Garrett County
The Town of Grantsville was awarded $575K in federal grant money and an additional $300K in research funding from the Water and Environmental Programs through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Van Hollen, Cardin Submit Requests for MD Transportation Infrastructure, Clean Water and Public Safety Projects
Requests include $975K to Garrett Trails to help complete the Meadow Mountain Trail and $704K for the Gorman Waterline Rehabilitation Project.
Maryland State Department Of Education Announces More Than $309 Million To Support State Child Care Providers
Licensed child care centers and registered family child care providers in Maryland can now apply for the first round of Child Care Stabilization Grants. Application Deadline: August 6, 2021.
Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area Announces Upcoming FY 2022 Mini Grant Program
Heritage Mini Grants are provided to local non-profit organizations and jurisdictions for heritage related projects to promote and preserve history and heritage in Garrett County.
Mt. Lake Park's Victorian Chautauqua Set for July 10th and 11th
The Victorian Chautauqua is a two-day event celebrating the rich history of Mt. Lake Park with lectures, historical portrayals, musical performances, family-friendly activities, and more.
64th Annual Garrett County Agriculture Fair Set for July 31st through August 7th
A tentative schedule of events is now available online.
Quick Hops Between History and Nature
Garrett County has a wealth of scenic destinations nestled within its hills and mountains, ranging from the historically significant to the naturally beautiful, from town centers to wooded seclusion.
Bill Introduced to Finish Appalachian Development Highway System
The proposed bill would provide provide $1.75 billion in dedicated funding over five years for the network of transportation corridors across Appalachia for the first time since 2012.
Trone Secures Nearly $900,000 in Funding for Broadband Expansion in Garrett County in Government Funding Bill
This Broadband Expansion Project will make high-speed internet service available to 270 households, 24 farms, and 17 businesses along Route 135 from Mountain Lake Park to Bloomington.