Comptroller Franchot Announces New Cornerstone Award for Local Business Excellence  

The deadline for applications for the new "Cornerstone Award for Local Business Excellence" award is December 31, 2018.

Dec 10, 2018 at 12:38pm

Mountain Top Tree Farm in Final Year of Retail Sales

Although the wholesale side of the business will continue with trees, wreaths and garlands, this year will be the last for retail sales of Christmas trees from the farm.

Dec 10, 2018 at 12:30pm

Addiction Recovery Center Planned in Grantsville

The Tri-State Adult & Teen Challenge, a residential treatment center for men recovering from addiction to life-controlling substances, will house a maximum of 20 residents ages 18 to 65.

Dec 10, 2018 at 12:24pm

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 economicdevelopment@garrettcounty.org.
 
 
Interested in Garrett County's current economic development priorities?  Please click on the links below:
 
 
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