Local Gourmet in Online 'Favorite Chef' Competition

Private executive chef Larry Roby of McHenry is currently involved in an online competition through Bon Appétit magazine to be named the world’s Favorite Chef. Voters can submit a free daily vote. .

Feb 26, 2021 at 3:37pm

Governor Hogan Enacts Bipartisan RELIEF Act of 2021

The RELIEF Act of 2021 is emergency legislation that will immediately provide more than a billion dollars in urgently needed tax relief and economic stimulus for struggling Marylanders.

Feb 25, 2021 at 3:30pm

Governor Hogan Announces $7 Million in Emergency Relief Awards for Main Street Communities

Gov. Hogan announced $7 million in awards for 41 Main Street programs across the state. The funding will support small businesses & economic recovery efforts in designated Main Street communities.

Feb 25, 2021 at 3:19pm

Garrett County, Maryland

All Garrett County Government offices are open for business. In-person meetings will be by appointment only. Visitors to County offices will be required to wear a mask and have their temperatures taken upon entrance to any County facility.


Thank you for your patience and understanding.



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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