Employer Registration Now Open for Job Fair

Garrett College invites area businesses to participate in the upcoming Garrett County Job Fair slated for Wednesday, April 24, 2019, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Garrett College CARC gymnasium.

Feb 21, 2019 at 10:12am

"Friendsville Way" Soliciting New Members, Businesses

Members of Friendsville’s business association, known as “The Friendsville Way,” have been thinking of ways to attract new companies and spruce up the town.

Feb 15, 2019 at 8:59am

New Research Documents Economic Resilience Across Appalachia

The ARC recently released Strengthening Economic Resilience in Appalachia, a new study identifying factors common across communities experiencing persistent economic disruptions.

Feb 14, 2019 at 9:02am

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:
 
 
Click on the links below for additional economic reports: