Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

February 2022

Allegany County Government, in Collaboration With Garrett County and the Maryland Department of Commerce, Receives $75K ARC Grant to Further Develop Western Maryland’s Outdoor Economy
The project will develop a recruitment and strategic plan to attract outdoor recreation/lifestyle manufacturing to locate, expand, and grow in Western Maryland.
Town of Oakland Sesquicentennial Commemorative Coins Distributed
The first in the series of the eight coins to mark this special year was given out on Saturday as part of the Town of Oakland’s Winterfest event. Over 250 Town of Oakland 150th coins were distributed.
SBA's Office of Advocacy Releases 2022 FAQs About Small Business Finance
Advocacy’s Small Business Finance FAQ details a broad range of finance data concerning small businesses in the United States.
Tucker County Community Foundation Serves 501(c)(3) Organizations in Garrett County
The Foundation manages 140 endowment funds providing annual scholarships and grants to 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit or public agency located in one of the eight counties served by the Foundation.
Oakland Gears Up For Winter Fest
The event will be held February 19, 2022 from 10 AM to 4 PM and will feature live music and performances, kids’ activities, and the return of the highly successful Winter Fest Wine Walk.
The Ascent Digital Platform Expands: SBA Introduces Course in Government Contracting to Online Digital Learning Platform
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has launched Journey 6 of the Ascent e-learning platform focused on educating women business owners about venturing into government contracting.
Governor Hogan Announces $16 Million in Capital Grant Funding
The grant funding includes $10 million for renovations and expansion to the 800 Building on Garrett College's main campus, which will become the Community Education and Performing Arts Center.
Three Sisters Farm is Diversified Family Business
Farm products are available at the Mountain Fresh Farmers Market and at several retail stores in the area. Products will also be available at their new farm store this summer.
Garrett County Sesquicentennial: A Look at Garrett County History
Garrett County was the last county formed in Maryland. Created from Allegany County in 1872, Garrett County celebrates its 150th birthday this year. Take a look at our rich history.
Licenses Available for Sports Betting
The MD Sports Wagering Application Review Commission is seeking businesses interested in applying for up to 30 Class B sports wagering facility licenses and up to 60 online sports wagering licenses.
CPV Awarded State Approval For 200 MWdc Solar Farm On Former Coal Mine In Garrett County, Maryland
The state’s approval grants CPV permission to construct Backbone Solar on former Vindex/Arch Coal mining sites north of the town of Kitzmiller, MD. Construction is expected to begin later this year.
IRS Small Business Workshop and Listening Session 2022
Join the IRS for a series of online meetings in February and March (divided by location/states) for small business organizations and owners. Maryland's session is set for February 10th.