Garrett County Department of Economic Development (GCED): Your ED Resource for Garrett County, Maryland
The GCED and the State of Maryland offer an array of valuable programs and services for companies wanting to locate or relocate to Garrett County. We also serve existing companies and businesses seeking to expand in Garrett County.
Site Selection Services
The GCED is your one-stop shop for site selection services—whether you need data and demographics, assistance in finding possible, suitable sites, facilitating communications with the relevant parties in the region, or assistance with state and local incentives, we will provide timely and professional responses to your inquiries.
Incentives & Financing
Garrett County and the State of Maryland offer an excellent business climate with attractive tax advantages and incentives to all types of businesses locating in our County. Explore state-level incentives through the Maryland Department of Commerce's website or call our staff for assistance. We provide competitive local incentives to both expanding and new business.
Available Properties and Research Resources
The GCED provides important information about available local sites, buildings, and properties in Garrett County. These properties can be accessed through our website's Available Sites page, as well as on the Maryland Department of Commerce's statewide Sites and Properties Data Website. Up-to-date business and industry, workforce, and other critical data needed to research our area can be found on the Maryland Data Explorer Tool.
The State has a variety of programs that can help your business identify and train new workers, or upgrade the skills of your existing workers. Maryland's Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning, part of Maryland Jobs Now workforce organizations, coordinates job seeker services and training, business services, adult learning programs, and labor market information.
Locally, Garrett College offers training in almost any subject area desired by local businesses, agencies, and groups. Garrett College's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation offers a number of programs and services designed to meet the needs of small business, as well as provides entrepreneurship training to people seeking to own and manage those organizations. Garrett College's Career Technology Training Center (CTTC) offers a variety of non-credit training courses and programs designed to help students develop employability skills needed for the current job market. The CTTC works with businesses to develop training for their specific business needs.
The Western Maryland Consortium, the WIOA referral agency serving Allegany, Garrett, and Washington Counties in Maryland, offers a wide range of services for those seeking employment, including resume development, skills training, and job search assistance, and can assist business owners in filling available positions with qualified job seekers.