Current News, Events, and Press Releases

PILOT Bill Big For Garrett County, Commissioner Says
Two bills that recently passed the Maryland General Assembly will help preserve Deep Creek Lake and provide additional funding to Garrett County.
FIRST Robotics Team Advances to Championship
Garrett County’s High School FIRST Robotics Team 1629, GaCo, was invited to compete at the FIRST Championship in St. Louis at the conclusion of the Chesapeake District Championship in Richmond, VA.
Kona Ice to Host 4th Annual National "Chill Out" Day
To relieve taxpayers of the stress associated with meeting the federal deadline, Kona Ice will be hosting its fourth annual National “Chill Out” Day on April 18th.
Power of Possibilities Summit to be held April 28th
The POP Spring Summit 3.0! will be held at Garrett College on Friday, April 28th.
Delaney Files Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Garrett County Jobs, Extend Federal HUBZone Status
congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) has filed bipartisan legislation to extend federal HUBZone eligibility for Garrett County businesses to 2022.
Senators Fight to Save Small Business Jobs in Economically Challenged Rural and Urban Areas
U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen have joined the fight to improve the HUBZone contracting program for small businesses.
In-Person Job Search Assistance Available March 13th
David Levesque, Employment Specialist and Workshop Facilitator with the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation, will be in Oakland on March 13th to offer in-person job search assistance.
McCoy Wins 40 Under 40 Award in Economic Development
Alex McCoy, Director of Garrett County Economic Development has been selected as a winner in the economic development profession’s 40 Under 40 awards.
Artistically Speaking: Angela Hedderick - Painting Her World
Artist Angela Hedderick explains that things such as “beautiful mornings, dramatic cloudy skies, and attractive views” can get her creative juices flowing.
FireFly Farms Earns Fifteen Awards for its Handmade Cheese
FireFly Farms celebrates another successful season earning 15 new individual awards won by its acclaimed line of cheeses in national and international cheese judging programs in 2016.
BITE: Workshop for Restaurants & Hospitality Industry Set for March 22nd
An intensive 5-hour workshop for restaurants and the hospitality industry will be held on March 22nd nearby Thomas, West Virginia.
Make:Over Workshop for Artists & Creative Businesses Being Offered
An intensive 5-hour workshop for artists and creative businesses will be held on March 22nd in nearby Thomas, West Virginia.
GCED Director to Speak at Leadership Summit
Alex McCoy, MBA, CEcD, EDFP, IOM will be one of the featured speakers at the International Economic Development Council's (IEDC) 2017 Leadership Summit.
ARC Awards Grant for I-68 Regional Economic Partnership
The ARC announced approval of a grant in the amount of $48,000 to the Tri-County Council for Western Maryland, Inc. for the I-68 Regional Economic Partnership.
MD World Class Consortia to Hold LEAN Workshop
The Maryland World Class Consortia will hold a one-day LEAN Overview Workshop to provide a basic introduction to LEAN principles and tools.