Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

Current News, Events, and Press Releases

Inc. 5000 Recognizes Declaration Networks Group for 4th Consecutive Year
DNG continues to successfully execute a multi-state market expansion delivering an impressive three-year growth rate of 428% from 2019 to 2022, moving DNG up over 800 places from last year's ranking.
Constellation Repowers Criterion Wind as Part of $350 Million Investment in Its Renewable Fleet
"We are very excited about this project, as the assessable tax base and the 100-plus construction jobs created are significant," said Paul Edwards, Chairman of the Garrett County Commissioners.
Garrett County Partnering with Comcast to Expand Broadband to More Than 300 Homes and Businesses
“Access to high-speed internet is critical for Garrett County,” said Commissioner Paul Edwards. “We remain committed to connecting our communities."
Altus Power, Inc. Evidences its Growing Footprint in Garrett County
The clean energy generated by the 2.5 MW array just completed will serve enterprise and residential customers with discounted electricity bills.
UGE Achieves Notice to Proceed Milestone for 2.7MW Community Solar Project in Oakland, Maryland
The 20-acre project will be built at Lucas Landscaping and Turf Farm, which has been in business since 1980 and is the largest sod grower in Western Maryland.
Governor Hogan and Appalachian Regional Commission Announce $47.1 Million in Awards for Economic Diversification in Region’s Coal-Impacted Communities
Among this year’s POWER grant recipients is Garrett County’s Broadband Customer Connect Program which will support installation of 7500' of broadband and expand fiber broadband services to more homes.
FREE Cybersecurity Seminar: A Must Attend for Small Business Owners
The Western Maryland IT Center of Excellence is pleased to present a FREE seminar to the business community, hosted at Allegany College of Maryland. Pre-registration is required.
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.
MD Commerce Announces Two Opportunities for Tech Startups
The MD Innovation Investment Tax Credit - Application Deadline: November 15, 2021. Startup Grind Global Opportunity - Application Deadline: November 19, 2021.
State Issues $30M in Grants for Broadband Infrastructure
Garrett County is set to receive $421,414 in state funding toward broadband infrastructure projects, which is expected to improve access to 273 houses.
Trone Secures Nearly $900,000 in Funding for Broadband Expansion in Garrett County in Government Funding Bill
This Broadband Expansion Project will make high-speed internet service available to 270 households, 24 farms, and 17 businesses along Route 135 from Mountain Lake Park to Bloomington.
Declaration Networks Announces NeuBeam Broadband Expansion
NeuBeam's service expansion in the Table Rock area is the latest advancement to providing broadband services to unserved or underserved homes and businesses in targeted areas of the County.
Hogan Administration Launches New "SpeedSurvey" Website
Residents can visit the website to test the speed of their internet connection on computers, tablets and smartphones or to report an address that does not have service.
NeuBeam Announces Opening of New Garrett County Office
NeuBeam’s new office, located at 89 Pleasant Hill Drive, Unit 1B, Oakland, will create a full-service facility staffed with local sales, service, technical support and operational personnel.
Declaration Networks Named to Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies
Under the NeuBeam™ brand, DNG provides residential and business customers affordable high-speed internet services.