MDOT SHA Completes U.S. Route 219 Realignment and Improvement Project in Garrett County

The US Route 219 (Chestnut Ridge Road) highway realignment in Grantsville will officially open to traffic on Thursday, May 6, 2021.

May 6, 2021 at 12:56pm

Maryland Entrepreneur Hub Launches to Support the State’s Innovation Ecosystem

The Maryland Entrepreneur Hub was designed with the entrepreneur in mind, to provide a platform that gathers all of Maryland’s resources and funding information in one place.

May 5, 2021 at 1:06pm

MD Commerce Accepting Small Business COVID-19 RELIEF Grant Program Applications from Garrett County Businesses That Do NOT Collect Sales & Use Tax

Eligible businesses are encouraged to apply. This will be the last chance for businesses to apply for this funding. Application portal will close May 15, 2021.

May 3, 2021 at 1:19pm

Garrett County, Maryland

All Garrett County Government offices are open for business. Appointments are encouraged. Visitors to County offices will be required to wear a mask and have their temperatures taken upon entrance to any County facility.


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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
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