Current News, Events, and Press Releases

Economic Development Director Notes Grantsville Opportunity Zones
Mike Hough, Ddirector of Garrett County Economic Development, spoke about Federal Opportunity Zones at the October 31st meeting of the Greater Grantsville Business Association.
Ribbon Cut for Grand Opening of Grantsville Family Dentistry
On November 1st, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the grand opening of Grantsville Family Dentistry in Grantsville.
Business Spotlight: Oakland Oil & Propane
Oakland Oil and Propane has been Garrett County’s premier supplier and distributor of petroleum products to our area for more than sixty years.
"It's a Charlie Brown Christmas!" - Festival of Trees 2018
Santa’s elves are hard at work preparing for Garrett County’s holiday kick-off event, the Festival of Trees to be held November 23rd, at the Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.
MD PTAC at UMD Receives Funding for SBA HUBZone Training Initiative
MDPTAC will collaborate with resource partners to conduct a comprehensive, statewide HUBZone training event for businesses and government agencies.
MD Minimum Wage Study: Allegany & Garrett Counties
As part of a research project related to a potential $15 per hour minimum wage in Maryland, Frostburg State University requests the voluntary participation of Allegany and Garrett County employers.
'Healing and Acceptance' Offered at Roots: A Yoga and Movement Studio
Roots: A Yoga and Movement Studio has been open in McHenry since July. Owner Jade O’Faolean designed the studio as a refuge, “a place to find healing and acceptance exactly where you are today.”
Garrett County Team Wins Rural Health Achievement Award
The MD Rural Health Achievement Award was presented to the Garrett County Health Dept's Population Health, Innovation & Informatics Unit at the recent 2018 Maryland Rural Health Conference.
NeuBeam’s Computer & Internet Series Continues
Garrett County internet service provider NeuBeam, a service of Declaration Networks Group, will continue its series of enrichment courses focused on bolstering computer skills in the county.
SBA and VA Join Forces to Advance Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Veterans
SBA Administrator Linda McMahon and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie today announced a new partnership dedicated to supporting Veteran small businesses.
Strategic Planning Listening Sessions Held October 23rd
The purpose of the sessions was to speak to issues/opportunities impacting Garrett County's businesses and citizens & to obtain feedback regarding the future of economic development in Garrett County.
MD Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan 2019 Update Available for Review
There is a 30-day public comment period that ends on November 15, 2018.
Small Business Credit Survey
The MD SBDC Western Region is partnering with the Federal Reserve to conduct a Small Business Credit Survey for both pre-start & existing businesses.
DLLR Representatives Available for In-Person Job Seeker Assistance
MD DLLR Representatives will be in Oakland on November 13th and November 27th for in-person job seeker assistance.
Taylor-Made Celebrates 10 Years and a New Addition
The company celebrated its 10th anniversary with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new 4,500- square foot addition and an open house.