Mountain Maker Fest Returns to Garrett County

The third annual Mountain Maker Fest will be held at the Garrett College Career Technology Training Center in August. .

Jun 20, 2017 at 12:13pm

Artistically Speaking: Garrett County Arts Council - Serving the Community Since 1976

The arts are such a natural part of our lives, we don’t always consider what is involved in incorporating so much enrichment into our world. .

May 31, 2017 at 1:50pm

In The Spotlight: Deep Creek Seafood

Seafood lovers know the importance of quality and flavor when it comes to their dining experience, and at Deep Creek Seafood you’ll find plenty of both! .

May 31, 2017 at 1:32pm

Garrett County, Maryland

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.