The Garrett County Democratic Club hosted a non-partisan informational public forum to discuss economic development in Garrett County. After a presentation by Commissioner Hinebaugh, those in attendance asked questions of the commissioners, and approximately 25 percent of attendees completed a “befo
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The Comprehensive Plan for Garrett County is getting a face-lift and the public was invited to participate last night at Garrett College. A "Visioning" session asked for public input and suggestions to update the decade-old plan. The purpose of the Comprehensive Plan is to establish target goals a
Engage Mountain Maryland recently submitted a grant application to the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for a welcome conference as part of their economic initiative, Adventure Capital. The nonprofit has laid out a plan to attract 21st Century employment opportunities to Garrett County by lurin
Our elected officials, including our State Senator George Edwards, our Delegate Wendell Beitzel, and our Garrett County Commissioners give regular reports to the Chamber of Commerce on matters of public interest where people have to pay to hear the elected officials share their views. This includes
Last night at the Garrett College Auditorium, the Garrett County Commissioner presented an economic overview and took questions from attendees. Over 90 people turned out to engage in a public session to better understand the county's economic status. You can view the full report if you were
The Garrett County Commissioners will be holding a public presentation about the county’s economic development program. The event will include an audio-visual presentation by the commissioners highlighting the county’s current economic status and the programs and initiatives that are being pursu
Nearly 100 residents attended a recent public forum on economic development. Last September, the commissioners made a similar member-only presentation to a private company. The Democratic Club believes that since economic development impacts everyone in the county, the entire community should be i
The Maryland Center on Economic Policy (MDCEP), a statewide public policy research and advocacy organization, have recently released their Blueprint for Broadly Shared Prosperity in Maryland. The nonprofit, nonpartisan organization strives to advance innovative policy ideas to foster broad prosperi
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