Expansion of Unemployment Insurance Benefits Under the New CARES Act

The federal government recently passed the CARES Act, which includes an expansion of unemployment insurance benefits for Marylanders, including self-employed individuals and independent contractors.

Apr 7, 2020 at 1:07pm

From Rural Digital Divides to Local Solutions

Interactions with Garrett County residents demonstrated to the author that policymakers should consider locally-generated investments in solutions to digital gaps.

Apr 7, 2020 at 11:29am

Van Hollen, Trone Urge Treasury to Strengthen Paycheck Protection Program in Response to Concerns from Maryland Small Businesses

The lawmakers worked to craft PPP to provide relief and liquidity to businesses more swiftly than traditional loan programs. Treasury's guidance appears to weaken the program.

Apr 7, 2020 at 10:34am

Garrett County, Maryland

All Garrett County Government offices, with the exception of essential services, are closed until further notice. 

Garrett County Economic Development staff will continue to work remotely to maintain contact with the County's business community and are available via telephone and email. Please note that our regular response times may be affected, but be assured that office staff will respond to you in a timely manner. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

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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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