Garrett County Economic Development Tips: The Importance of Collaboration
Garrett County Economic Development
Working together to build a strong local economy is vital to helping small businesses succeed in Garrett County and at Deep Creek Lake.
Garrett County Community
While it may seem like a simple concept, collaboration is a powerful tool that communities can use to bring about positive change. In a community the size of Garrett County, collaboration between community leaders, the county government, and members of the business community is essential to Garrett County’s long-term growth and prosperity.
Garrett County Networking
As a business owner, you might already know that it is important to build and maintain strong connections with your industry peers and community leaders. Having a strong network within your industry has many benefits, from giving you access to information on new developments you can use to improve your business, to giving you a stronger sense of community and support overall. But how do you build and maintain a strong network? First, find other business owners in your area, and get to know them. Try meeting with them for lunch, or invite them to sit on your volunteer boards or to participate in your business networking events. If you are a newer business owner, try to find a mentor who can give you advice and help you learn how to run your business. In Garrett County, we even have a newly formed startup community: Garrett County Startups that is available to help small businesses and startups in Garrett County and at Deep Creek Lake. Plus, it’s 100% FREE for locals who live in Garrett County, Preston County, Tucker County, and Mineral County.
Tell us what your thoughts are on local economic development. We’d love to hear what needs you have, and how we can help small businesses and startups in Garrett County succeed.