National Dislocated Humanitarian Assistance Grant

The Western Maryland Consortium has been awarded a National Dislocated Humanitarian Assistance grant. The grant funds are available to small businesses in Allegany, Garrett and Washington Counities.

Sep 18, 2020 at 2:33pm

Cove Run Farms Corn Maze to Open for 20th Season

The Cove Run Farms Corn Maze will open for its 20th season on Saturday, September 19th. This year’s design is “Divine Hope Cares” in honor of Divine Hope Church in Oakland.

Sep 18, 2020 at 9:21am

Garrett County Arts Council's Virtual SEYMOUR 2020 To Be Part of Autumn Glory Festival

In partnership with Simon Pearce Glassworks, the Garrett County Arts Council has “rolled with the COVID-19 punches” to create an online version of its popular “SEYMOUR, An Art Experience” marketplace,.

Sep 18, 2020 at 9:07am

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.


Garrett County Economic Development staff will continue to work remotely to maintain contact with the County's business community and will be 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.



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
Interested in Garrett County's current economic development priorities?  Please click on the links below:
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