150th Garrett County Community Celebration Event

Join us on September 17, 2022, from 10 AM to 6 PM at the Garrett County Fairgrounds in McHenry to celebrate Garrett County's 150th birthday. All are welcome at this FREE event, which will feature local music, history presentations, food, entertainment, and community. Learn more.

Affordable Housing in Maryland: A Rural Developer's Experience

Duane Yoder, President/CEO of Garrett County Community Action, recently shared his experiences and insights on affordable housing in Garrett County with the Maryland Department of Planning. Read more.

Loch Lynn Service Center Celebrates 60 Years in Business

At its public meeting on September 6, 2022, the Garrett County Commissioners presented representatives of Loch Lynn Service Center with a proclamation recognizing and celebrating the business's 60th Anniversary. Founded in 1962, Loch Lynn Service Center has remained a family-owned business dedicated to serving Garrett County and the surrounding region with their auto repair and auto service needs. Read more.

Fitzwater Furniture Celebrates 75 Years in Business

At its public meeting on August 23, 2022, the Garrett County Commissioners presented representatives of Fitzwater Furniture Corporation with a proclamation recognizing and celebrating the business's 75th Anniversary. Founded in 1947, Fitzwater Furniture has remained a family-owned business dedicated to crafting the home furnishing hopes and dreams of the community and surrounding region.  Read more.

TEDCO to Host Inaugural Tech Fair

The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) will host its inaugural Tech Fair focusing on connecting underserved small businesses to resources and technology on September 12, 2022 from 9 AM to 2 PM. at The Hotel at the University of Maryland. This FREE event will welcome the region’s entrepreneurs and business owners to gain more of an online presence and access training programs provided by larger technology companies. Registration is required. Learn more.

Garrett County Community Action's Homeownership Education and Financing Classes

Garrett County Community Action Committee Inc. (CAC) believes building assets is one of the best ways to achieve economic mobility. Homeownership is a massive milestone for individuals and families, and hundreds have reached that milestone. CAC's Homeownership Education & Finance classes will be held in September, October, and November. Registration is required. Learn more.

SmartBuy Initiative Expanded to Help More Homebuyers

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development has expanded the state’s landmark SmartBuy initiative to include up to $50K in student debt payoff assistance and more options for down payment and closing cost assistance. Learn more.

Maryland Manufacturing 4.0 Grant Program

The Maryland Manufacturing 4.0 grant program provides grants to small and mid-sized Maryland manufacturers to invest in Industry 4.0-related technologies, machinery and robotics, and digital business practices in order to remain competitive and drive growth. Application deadline: October 7, 2022. Learn more.

Additional Resources:

Garrett County Business Development - 301.334.1921 - business@garrettcounty.org

September 7, 2022 - https://business.garrettcounty.org

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