January 2015

Let's Get Down to Business - Hilltop Auto Center
Hilltop Auto Center has been in business at the same location near Grantsville since owner Raymond N. Yoder opened the shop in 1978.
Garrett County Creates Web Maps for Public Use
The Garrett County Department of Planning and Land Management has created five web maps for public use using the County's Geographic Information System (GIS) data.
Archie's BBQ Introduces 2015 Fivestars Rewards Program
Archie's Barbeque in McHenry is excited to introduce its new 2015 Fivestars Rewards Program.
Comments on Proposed Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Regulations Accepted Through February 9th
Proposed oil and gas exploration and production regulations have been published in the January 9, 2015 edition of the Maryland Register. Comments will be accepted through February 9, 2015.
Comments on Proposed Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Regulations Accepted Through February 9th
Proposed oil and gas exploration and production regulations have been published in the January 9, 2015 edition of the Maryland Register. Comments will be accepted through February 9, 2015.
New Maryland Historic Preservation Tax Credit Available for Small Commercial Property Owners
Small commercial property owners take note: Apply now for a state tax credit to renovate your old buildings.
Garrett County Ag Marketing Grants Available
The Garrett County Department of Economic Development recently announced a new grant program to aid in the promotion of agriculture-based businesses in Garrett County
Beginning and Small Farms Conference Scheduled
Current, beginning, and potential farmers in the region are encouraged to attend the first ever Appalachia Grows: Beginning and Small Farms Conference scheduled for January 23rd & 24th at FSU.
County Commissioners Announce Overarching Goals and Vision 
The Board of County Commissioners presented their Overarching Goals and Vision for their term of office.
USDA-Rural Development Accepting Grant Applications From Small Businesses and Farmers
Loan and grant applications are now being accepted to support small businesses, farmers, and ranchers for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects through the USDA-Rural Development's REAP.
MD Office of Tourism Development Accepting Grant Applications for Marketing Campaigns
Subject to availability of funds, the Maryland Office of Tourism Development will grant up to $150,000 to match funds spent by eligible private sector tourism businesses for marketing campaigns.
Turbines at Fourmile Ridge Expected to Generate 60 Megawatts
Construction of 16 wind turbines that are part of the Fourmile Wind project on Frostburg Road was completed in December.
MD PTAP Hires New Procurement Counselor for Western Maryland
The MD PTAP recently hired a Procurement Counselor to assist Western Maryland businesses seeking government contracting opportunities at the federal, state, and local levels.
Edwards Pushing Incentive Plan to Stimulate Rural Economies
Senator George Edwards has been working with other state lawmakers to craft a program to stimulate business growth in Maryland's rural areas through major incentives.
GC Department of Planning & Community Development Executive Director Resigns
Michael Koch, Executive Director of Garrett County's Department of Planning and Community Development has submitted his letter of resignation to be effective March 31, 2015.