Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

Commissioners Proclaim October 23-27, 2023, as Economic Development Week in Garrett County

Last Updated on Oct 18, 2023 at 11:19am | Garrett County Economic Development

Photo: Sitting (l-r): Commissioners Paul Edwards, Larry Tichnell, and Ryan Savage; Standing (l-r):  Kim Durst, Manager of Business Development, and Steve Kelley, Director of Community DevelopmentAt the public meeting on October 17, 2023, the Garrett County Commissioners issued a proclamation recognizing the week of October 23-27, 2023, as Economic Development Week in Garrett County.
 
Locally, Garrett County Business Development is leading the charge for our economic growth and community development and the staff is thrilled to join in the nationwide celebration of Economic Development Week. This week-long event aims to recognize the vital contributions of economic development professionals in enhancing the prosperity and quality of life in our communities.
 
"Thank you for all that you do," said Board of Garrett County Commissioners Chairman Paul Edwards. "This week is a great time to acknowledge your hard work in helping to shape a great future for Garrett County."
 
To highlight successes during Economic Development Week, Business Development staff will recognize important economic development projects, visit local businesses, and participate in ribbon cuttings for three new Garrett County businesses: Black Hawk Coffee in Oakland, The Root Café in Friendsville, and The Travel Mug in Grantsville.
 
As as division of Garrett County’s Department of Community Development, Garrett County Business Development is an active member of the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA), a non-profit organization established in 1961 whose mission is to enhance the knowledge and skills of its members, encourages partnerships and networking among people committed to bringing jobs and capital to Maryland, and promotes economic development as an investment in Maryland.
 
MEDA members promote the economic well-being of Maryland by working to improve the state’s business climate and the professionalism of those in the field of economic development, including other professionals with an interest in the economy of Maryland, and through its regular meetings, special programs, and projects, members address diverse issues.
 
Garrett County’s Division of Business Development has multiple programs to help Garrett County’s business community grow and prosper. Please contact the Business Development office at (301) 334-1921 or [email protected] for additional information.
  
Photo:
  • Sitting (l-r):  Commissioners Paul Edwards, Larry Tichnell, and Ryan Savage
  • Standing (l-r):  Kim Durst, Manager of Business Development, and Steve Kelley, Director of Community Development