Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

April 2022

Allegany County Spring Job Fair Set for May 4th
The Job Fair will take place from 9 AM to 12 PM in the McMullen Building (152 Baltimore Street) in Downtown Cumberland. This is an in-person free event open to the public.
American Job Centers Offering Free Online Workshops for Job Seekers in May
Registration is required in advance. Participants have several options to log in via computer, with or without a camera/microphone, as well as tune in via smartphone.
Team 1629, Garrett Coalition (GaCo), Wins Chairman's Award at World Robotics Championship
The award recognizes the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST.
Oakland Couple Win First Place in Power of Possibilities' Business Plan Competition
Competitors worked to develop and craft a business plan, followed by a final pitch of their idea before presenting the concepts at the annual Power of Possibilities (POP) Summit.
Meet Connor Norman, Our New Business Development Specialist
Connor's responsibilities include assisting county businesses with development, expansion, assistance, retention, and growth.
Mountain Laurel Medical Center Expanding Clinical Services in Oakland
The renovations will create a dedicated exterior entrance and waiting area for the Mountain Laurel Community Pharmacy as well as improved and co-located space for behavioral health services.
$53M Secured For U.S. Route 219's Final Design in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania lawmakers on both sides of the aisle said the funding will “accelerate” the highway’s four-lane expansion from the Meyersdale Bypass to the Maryland line.
Magnolia Urgent and Primary Care Opens in Loch Lynn Heights
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held April 19th to celebrate the grand opening of Magnolia Urgent and Primary Care, a locally-owned urgent and primary care practice.
Maryland Mortgage Program Announces Launch of New Products
The Maryland Mortgage Program has been the state’s flagship homeownership program for over 40 years and helps more than 5,000 Marylanders get into their dream homes each year.
Deep Creek Lake Watershed to Receive 2021 William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award
The Award goes to individuals and organizations in each of the 23 counties and Baltimore City who best exemplify William Donald Schaefer's lifelong commitment to helping people.
Western Maryland Farm Trucking Forum Set for May 10th
Representatives from the Maryland State Highway Administration, Maryland State Police, Maryland Vehicle Administration, and Nationwide will be on hand to present and answer questions.
Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge Application Deadline Approaching 
Now in its ninth year, this national business competition showcases U.S. startup companies developing innovative solutions to challenges faced by America's farmers, ranchers and rural communities.
MD Dept. of Agriculture Releases Report on Maryland's Healthy Soils Program 
The recommendations include strategies to advance adoption of on-farm soil health practices that increase carbon sequestration and increase on-farm profitability.
Maryland Value-Added Producer Matching Grants Now Available from MARBIDCO 
MARBIDCO's a grant funding opportunity encourages Maryland's agricultural producers to engage in value-added activities and pursue financial support USDA's Value-Added Producer Grant Program.
SBA and SCORE to Host Free Virtual Business Summit
This year’s summit will feature access to critical federal resources, educational workshops, and networking to help our nation’s entrepreneurs pivot and grow in the face of any challenge.
2022 SBDC Annual Women's Business Conference
This virtual conference will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, and will address how women-owned businesses can revamp and move forward following the pandemic.
Free Digital Tools for Small Businesses from the SBDA
The Small Business Digital Alliance, a Public-private co-sponsorship between the SBA and Business Forward, Inc., published a comprehensive suite of free resources to help small businesses.
Summer Student Internships Available at Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology
The Hughes Center is affiliated with two separate federal grant projects that seek student interns for this summer. Application deadlines and the internship announcements can be found in the article.
SBA Hosts Inaugural Women's Business Summit
Did you miss a session? No worries. Check out Day 1 or Day 2 of the two-day summit on the SBA's YouTube Channel. All links and resources mentioned throughout the Summit are also available.
Administrator Guzman Announces 70% Increase in Industries Eligible for Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program
The expansion of the program will provide a broader range of industries for contracting officers to offer restricted-competition contracting opportunities to SBA-certified WOSBs and EDWOSBs.
Business Continuity Task Force for Technology, Life Science & B2B Companies
The Task Force is powered by the Maryland Tech Council, the largest tech and life sciences trade association in the state. There is no cost to participate in this program.