Business Resources

Starting, Growing, and Running Your Business 

In true mountain spirit, we embrace trailblazers from all industries. If you’re an entrepreneur seeking a supportive business network and a like-minded community of innovators with a robust workforce, we offer: 

Small Business Counseling

The Garrett County Department of Business Development helps you establish your business on solid ground. Whether you’re developing a business plan or lost in financial paperwork, our counselors pave the way for your success. Contact Kim Durst at (301) 334-1992 or [email protected] to explore our resources. 

Small Business Resources 

Starting a business involves planning, making key decisions, and filing the appropriate federal, state, and local registrations. 

Expanding Your Business

A business's expansion strategy is largely contingent upon its financial situation, its competition, and government regulations. Such an expansion plan can include adding new products and services, selling more products and services to existing customers, expanding into new territories, targeting new customer markets, and tapping into new sales and delivery channels. Once you have made the decision to expand your business operations, our office can help. 

We offer comprehensive and confidential site selection services and access to various local, regional, state, and federal financing and incentives, as well as access to local, regional, and state workforce training programs help to ensure that your employees have the skills needed for today's in-demand occupations.


Whether you're a startup or an established enterprise, understanding and leveraging all of the available tools and resources in our ecosystem can help chart your path to success.