Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

November 2023

Commissioners Present 30th Anniversary Commendation to Cornerstone Family Medicine
Established in 1993, Cornerstone Family Medicine specializes in family medicine and obstetrics and has served residents in Garrett County and the surrounding region for the past 30 years.
Outdoor Recreational Institute Opens at Frostburg State University
The Institute will help facilitate and coordinate the regional development of Western Maryland's natural assets and support Western Maryland's growing outdoor economy.
Garrett College Expands Truck Driving Training
Garrett College's truck driving program has added driving simulators and was recently approved as a state testing site for Class A and B licensure.
Amazon to Buy Energy from Backbone Solar Farm
Built on the former site of a 120-year-old Vindex/Arch Coal mining operation, the project is expected to create 200 jobs and will be the largest solar farm in the state.
New Updates to the Nutrient Management Program
UME will now administer & coordinate statewide nutrient management planning following the finalization of the agreement between the College of Ag & Natural Resources and the MD Dept. of Agriculture.
American Job Centers Offering Free Online Workshops for Job Seekers in November
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.
Maryland Announces Second Round of Funding for Child Care Support Fund
The fund operates in partnership with MSDE and provides no-interest loans for capital expenses to child care providers who are licensed and participate in MSDE’s Child Care Scholarship Program.
Ribbon Cutting Held for Black Hawk Coffee Company
Black Hawk Coffee is cultivating a passion for coffee and community one cup at a time. The menu includes iced, frozen, and hot drinks, as well as a variety of baked goods.
Ribbon Cutting Held for The Root Cafe
Mike and Sandy Robinson spoke about the history of the building, inspiration for the menu, and how the profits from the Café go into Anchor Church’s humanitarian programs.
Ribbon Cutting Held for The Travel Mug
"Shops like these showcase our local flavors, attract visitors to our towns, and provide a place for the community to come together," said Commissioner Paul Edwards.