Current News, Events, and Press Releases

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.
Artistically Speaking: A New, Young Artist Joins the Gallery Shop
Rebecca E. Diller, a 23-year-old native of Garrett County, is one of the newest artists to display and sell her artwork in Garrett County Arts Council’s Gallery Shop.
Hospital Fuels Local Economy With More Construction Jobs
GRMC has contracted with local business owner Jeff Gosnell, of Gosnell Builders to help enhance its facilities to better provide for the care of residents of the Garrett Region.
Director of Economic Development Earns EDFP Certification
Alex McCoy, Director of the County's Department of Economic Development, received certification as an Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) from the National Development Council (NDC).
GRMC Designated Stroke-Ready
Garrett Regional Medical Center has been awarded the Acute Stroke Ready Hospital designation by the Joint Commission.
MD Business Works Program - Back by Popular Demand
The Maryland Department of Labor is eager to partner with Maryland’s businesses to support employer strategies for retention, growth expansion, and layoff aversion.