Current News, Events, and Press Releases

ClosetMaid Announces Job Openings
ClosetMaid, located in the County's Northern Garrett Industrial Park in Grantsville, has announced several job openings.
ARC Releases New Suite of Resources
Earlier this month, the Appalachian Regional Commission released Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Appalachia, a suite of new research reports and resources to support entrepreneurial development.
Simon Pearce to Mark 20 Years in Oakland
“I started making glass because of the human quality you find in real handmade glass," founder Simon Pearce said. “We are proud to be part of the vibrant Deep Creek community.”
Explore Garrett: Adventure & Outdoor Studies Open House Planned for November 17th
Final preparations are being made for an upcoming open house featuring Garrett College’s signature programs in Adventure Sports Management and Natural Resources and Wildlife Technology.
GCED Cancels One of Three Strategic Planning Listening Sessions
Due to a lack of public response/participation, the GCED Strategic Planning Listening Session scheduled for Tuesday, October 23rd, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. has been cancelled.
Commissioners' Proclamation Recognizes Economic Development Week in Garrett County
Garrett County Commissioners issue Proclamation proclaiming the week of October 21-27, 2018 as Economic Development Week in Garrett County.
Deep Creek Lake POA and Friends of Deep Creek Lake Win NALMS Awards
The POA was awarded the 2018 Lake Management Success Stories Award. Friends of DCL was awarded the Leadership & Service Award, Volunteer. Awards will be presented at the annual NALMS Conference.
Nominate A Town for "Small Business Revolution - Main Street"
In addition to the $500,000 transformation and video series, the winning town will receive major publicity, with prior winners covered by The Wall Street Journal and Entrepreneur magazine.
Garrett Trails Receives $100,000 in Grant Funding
Garrett Trails has received grant funding from two sources toward the group’s Casselman River (Jennings Brothers Railroad) feasibility study.
Maryland Officials Break Ground on Route 219 Project
State officials broke ground on a long-awaited project that will realign a portion of U.S. Route 219 in Garrett County. The 1.4-mile section of highway will be built between I-68 & Old Salisbury Road.
Autumn Glory Parade to Alter Traffic Patterns in Oakland
Beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 13th, traffic patterns will be altered in Oakland for the 51st-annual Autumn Glory Parade.
GCED Strategic Plan Listening Sessions Scheduled
Three 90-minute public listening sessions will be held on October 23rd to obtain feedback from the County's businesses and citizens regarding the future of economic development in Garrett County.
Wolf Den Run State Park Open House
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will hold an informational open house for Wolf Den Run State Park from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on October 20th at Kitzmiller Elementary School.
Small Business Success Virtual Conference 2018
This half-day event offers educational webinars, one-on-one mentoring sessions, exhibitor booths, resource center and networking chat rooms to provide you with information for business success.
New MD Workforce Expressway Website Now Available
The Hogan Administration has announced the creation of the new MD Workforce Expressway website to better connect businesses to the full array of state workforce development resources in MD.