Tri-State Gazebo Presented With 15th Anniversary Proclamation

The Garrett County Commissioners recently issued a proclamation to Tri-State Gazebo, Inc., recognizing and celebrating the business's 25th anniversary. The proclamation was presented to Dan Miller, owner of Tri-State Gazebo, on October 11, 2022. Founded in 1997, Tri-State Gazebo, Inc. has remained a family–owned business dedicated to serving the specialty outdoor storage and furnishing needs of our community and surrounding region. Read more.

Garrett County Government Announces Job Openings

Garrett County Government has announced the following job openings:

    - Facilities & Maintenance Division: Building Services Worker

    - State’s Attorney Office: District Court Case Manager

Applications and job descriptions available at EEO

Application Deadline: November 10, 2022.

Carissa Rodeheaver Receives 2022 Maryland's Most Admired CEO Award

CONGRATULATIONS to Carissa Rodeheaver, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, of First United Corporation and First United Bank and Trust, for being honored by The Maryland Daily Record as one of Maryland's Most Admired CEOs of 2022. The center of Carissa's leadership style is leading by example and influencing through actions. She volunteers her time with the Garrett College Foundation board, Western Maryland Health Systems Community advisory board, and Garrett County Public Schools CTE advisory committee. She also serves as treasurer of the Garrett County Development Corporation. Read more.

SBA Announces Path Forward for Veteran Small Business Certification Program

Consequential updates to the planned launch of SBA’s new Veteran Small Business Certification Program, including the intent to grant a one-year extension to firms verified by the Department of Veterans Affairs' Vets First Verification Program through the Center for Verification and Evaluation as of the January 1, 2023 transfer date, have been announced. The Veteran Small Business Certification Program will be the Agency’s primary vehicle for handling certification for veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. Learn more.

U.S. Commercial Service: The World is Open for Your Business

The U.S. Commercial Service's global network of experienced trade professionals is located throughout the United States and in U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide. Whether you’re looking to make your first export sale or expand to additional markets, the U.S. Commercial Service offers the expertise you need to connect with lucrative opportunities and increase your bottom line. Read more.

Gov. Hogan Announces Major Investment to Realign and Expand US 219 in Garrett County

Governor Larry Hogan recently announced a $77 million investment for realignment and upgrades to Maryland’s section of US 219 and dedication of the roadway to retiring Senator George C. Edwards. Highway signs dedicating the roadway section to Senator Edwards—one for each direction on US 219—were also unveiled. Read more.

Deep Creek Lake Pilot Dredging Update

The State of Maryland has provided $2.7 million funding for the project, design, and implementation. Currently, environmental reviews are pending by Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Department of the Environment, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The pilot dredging project is proposed to begin in the fall of 2023, with most of the active dredging occurring in from late October to early January 2024 during low lake water levels. The project is expected to remove approximately 15,000 cubic yards of accumulated sediment. Learn more.

$47.1 Million in ARC Funding for Economic Diversification in Region's Coal-Impacted Communities Announced

Governor Larry Hogan and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) recently announced awards of more than $47 million to 54 projects through the POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) Initiative, which directs federal resources to economic diversification projects in Appalachian communities affected by job losses in coal mining, coal power plant operations, and coal-related supply chain industries.  Learn more.

Garrett County Agriculture Marketing Grant Program

Applications are currently being accepted for our FY 2023 Agriculture Marketing Grant Program, a program designed to aid in the promotion of agriculture-based businesses in Garrett County. Any farm, farm business, farm-related business, or farm-related organization or association based in Garrett County is eligible to apply. This is a reimbursement grant. Expenses must be incurred after application submission. Funds are limited. Learn more.


Garrett County Small Business Marketing Grant Program

Applications are currently being accepted for our FY 2023 Small Business Marketing Grant Program, a program designed to aid in the promotion of small, non-agriculture businesses based in Garrett County. For-profit, non-agriculture businesses with 25 or fewer employees and with a physical location in Garrett County are eligible to apply. This is a reimbursement grant. Expenses must be incurred after application submission.  Funds are limited. Learn more.

TEDCO Announces Investment Open Forum

Come to the Open Forum to discuss topics related to venture capital investing and learn more about TEDCO's Investment Funds. This will be a Zoom Virtual event held on November 30, 2022 at 10 AM. The event is free. Registration is required. Learn more.

Maryland Commerce's Financial Incentives

Accessing capital and securing financing are essential to start or grow a business. Programs include tax credits, grants, loans, loan guarantees, tech transfers, training and services, and venture capital. Learn more.

Available Commercial Space in Garrett County:

Keysers Ridge Business Park

Additional Resources:

Garrett County Business Development - 301.334.1921 -

November 4, 2022 -

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