Mason Dixon Outlet Opens in Grantsville Plaza

A Pre-Black Friday event will be held from Nov. 18-20, with everything in the store on sale. The public is invited. Snacks and beverages will be available. Some gift card giveaways are also planned.

Nov 19, 2018 at 3:23pm

Custom Thredz Is New Name for McHenry Embroidery Business

Custom Thredz is the new name for Snazzi Stitches, located at 25203 Garrett Highway. The custom embroidery and screen printing business was purchased by Ben Vitez and Kelly Burke-Vitez last summer.

Nov 16, 2018 at 10:44am

Argabrite Receives National Recognition for ‘Pioneering Innovation’

Argabrite will appear in the 2018 edition of the NOSORH’s annual Community Stars publication, which highlights leading experts implementing health improvement strategies in communities across the U.S.

Nov 16, 2018 at 10:37am

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
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