Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development
Strategic Advantages

Strategic Advantages


Why Garrett County?

Garrett County is diverse. It offers the same great reasons for moving your company here: a robust energy and utilities infrastructure, strong workforce development programs, and affordable options in a business-friendly atmosphere.

Cost of Doing Business

Garrett County has business/industrial parks with undeveloped land that is affordable and has infrastruture already in place. The State of Maryland offers a myriad of tax incentives, including income tax credits for cybersecurity and biotechnology companies locating in Garrett County.


Garrett County has a well-developed transportation network, creating easy customer access.  U.S. Interstate 68 runs through the northern portion of the County and intersects with U.S. Route 79 to the west and U.S. Interstate 70 to the east, which provides easy access to Interstate 81. U.S Routes 40, 50 and 219, a spur of U.S. Route 19, also runs through the County.

Higher Education

Our region provides access to numerous research and regional universities, all of which provide degree programs and groundbreaking research, product patent and commercialization resources and opportunites, as well as numerous private colleges, community colleges, and technical training institutions. These world-class higher education institutions create and sustain a talent-rich, highly-skilled workforce pipeline for any company or business.


Workforce Development

The State has a variety of programs can help your business identify and train new workers, or upgrade the skills of your existing workers. Locally, Garrett College offers training in almost any subject area desired by local businesses, agencies, and groups. Garrett College's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Career Technology Training Center (CTTC) both offer programs to meet employer needs.

Partnerships and Collaboration

The Garrett County Department of Economic Development works hand-in-hand with a variety of organizations and individuals to promote the assets of our region and to provide assistance to facilitate new or expanded job growth. A list of our partners can be found here.