FireFly Farms, Among the Most-Awarded in the US, Proudly Celebrates Another 15 Awards for its Handmade Cheeses in 2019

“It has been a great year for FireFly Farms,” remarked National Sales Director, Cristi Menard. “These fifteen new awards bring FireFly Farms’s individual award count to a staggering 120!".

Nov 4, 2019 at 2:33pm

Southern Band Wins Atlantic Coast Championship

The Southern Garrett Marching Band won its first-ever Tournament of Bands 1A Atlantic Coast Championship on Saturday in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Nov 1, 2019 at 4:00pm

Backbone Food Farm Has Successful Hemp Trial Season

A small hemp crop was grown for the first time this year at Backbone Food Farm near Oakland. The trial was set up for 100 plants so the Dubanskys could study different varieties.

Nov 1, 2019 at 3:54pm

Garrett County, Maryland

 

LUKE MILL (VERSO) PLANT CLOSURE INFORMATION

 
Garrett County is a progressive community that welcomes business. The westernmost county in Maryland, Garrett County offers a central location to many major markets, an interstate, available community-owned business parks, one of Maryland’s best K-12 school systems, a variety of housing options, and an excellent workforce. 
         
Work in Garrett County - The Department of Economic Development works to attract, retain, and expand businesses to our area. Our workforce, location, and affordable community-owned business parks have attracted some of the best business that Maryland has to offer. We’re an attractive location for manufacturing, distribution, back office, call center, energy, agricultural, and recreation firms.
         
Learn in Garrett County - Our public schools consistently rank as one of Maryland’s best. The STEM curriculum, within both our public schools and Garrett College, prepares graduates for career achievement and skilled local jobs. We provide an opportunity to all students to achieve higher education. The Garrett County Commissioners Scholarship Program makes post-secondary education within reach of area high school students and their families. Yet educational efforts do not end there, Garrett College actively seeks private employers to partner with to provide enhanced job skills for area workers.
 
Play in Garrett County - With 90,000 acres of parks, trails, and lakeside amenities, Garrett County has many entertainment options. We offer year-round recreation from ski slopes to lake shores, as well as many public spaces to swim, ski, golf, and relax. Our county festivals, farmers’ markets, and cultural celebrations provide year-round enjoyment.
         
In Garrett County, we continue to define what it means to live, work, and play. We invite you to see what we have to offer. Please call us at 301-334-1921 or email us at economicdevelopment@garrettcounty.org.
 
 
Interested in Garrett County's current economic development priorities?  Please click on the links below:
 
 
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