Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

May 2022

A Call for Art - Garrett County Sesquicentennial Celebration Competition
One submission will be chosen by an independent review panel of local, regional and state arts professionals as the competition winner, receiving an $800 prize in exchange for all rights to the image.
American Job Centers Offering Free Online Workshops for Job Seekers in June
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.
MSAC and Forecast Public Art Present 'Making it Public' Free Workshop Series
There are two workshop series, one for artists of all disciplines and one for designed to equip administrators in strengthening local capacity in public art.
COVID-19 EIDL Portal Now Closed
Borrowers who need copies of their loan documents can contact SBA at 833-853-5638.
Governor Hogan Announces Plan to Deploy $198 Million in Small Business Relief
Three state agencies - DHCD, MD Commerce, and TEDCO - will administer the funds, which will be used to expand existing business lending and investment programs.
USDA and EDA Launch Resource Guide to Boost Economic Development in Rural Communities
This joint planning resource guide for rural America will better equip our communities with tools to maximize the work of providing greater and inclusive economic prosperity across our country.
COVID-19 EIDL Portal Closes May 16, 2022
Approved borrowers who have not signed their loan closing documents must do so by May 16, 2022, or will face delayed disbursement or possible loss of funding.
Comcast Introduces Additional Efforts to Increase Participation in the Affordable Connectivity Program
Comcast hopes to increase awareness and help people take advantage of the life-changing program that provides $30 each month toward their connectivity needs.
New Owners of Verso Luke Mill to Hold Online Equipment/Vehicle Auction
The 3-day online auction will be held June 1-3, 2022. Auction items can be inspected at the former Verso mill, 300 Pratt Street, Luke, MD, on May 31, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Business Spotlight Program Announced
The Business Spotlight Program will be an ongoing economic and business development initiative offered to all Garrett County businesses and nonprofit organizations.
New Hospitality Courses Offered by Garrett College‚Äôs Continuing Education & Workforce Development
Registration is now open for classes beginning May 11th.