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of Life
Quality Economic Development 
2015
29,460 / 11,863
2020* (projected)
30,600 / 12,800
Friendsville
581
Grantsville
819
Mt. Lake Park
2,641
Oakland
2,102
Under age 5:
1,460 / 5%
Ages 5-19:
4,746 / 16.1%
Ages 20-44:
8,256 / 28.1%
Ages 45-64:
8,721 / 29.6%
65 and over:
6,242 / 21.2%
supply approximately 35 to 40 percent of Garrett County’s annual power consumption.
Specialty Manufacturing: Garrett
County is home to more than 30 specialty manufacturers, who benefit from flexible industrial space and overnight trucking
to one-third of the United States. What’s more, the county’s proximity to the Port of Baltimore means manufactured goods can be exported swiftly. Also, Garrett County Airport
WORLD HEADQUARTERS & MANUFACTURING FACILITY FOR
High Voltage • High Current High Power Test Equipment
75 Speicher Drive, Accident, MD 21520
SERVING 110+ COUNTRIES FOR 40+ YEARS EMPLOYING 100+
Visit www.PhenixTech.com for employment opportunities!
PHOTO BY SARAH DUCK
(garrettcounty.org/airport-2g4) provides freight and ground support services for commercial and general aviation.
Technology: Garrett County provides infrastructure and business development programs to help technology businesses grow in the area. For example, to enable more comprehensive broadband connectivity, the county launched an innovative public-private partnership with broadband-solution leader Declaration Networks Group (DNG). Garrett County and DNG have worked together
to provide residents and businesses with NeuBeam, a high-speed internet service that enables speeds up to 20 times greater than previous offerings. To learn more
about the technology being used to boost broadband availability in Garrett County, visit garrettcounty.org/broadband.
Tourism & Recreation: Tourism has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. The county’s 1.2 million annual visitors provide regular opportunities for new tourism-related businesses to open in the area.
Notable Businesses
These employers are making a name for Garrett County in Maryland and beyond.
Population/Households
Source: U.S. Census Bureau; *Maryland Department of Planning
Selected Places Population (2015)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Distribution (2016)
Sources: Maryland Department of Commerce and U.S. Census Bureau
Simon Pearce Glass: Founded in Ireland in 1971, Simon Pearce opened a location in Garrett County in 1999. Today, it is one of the last American glassblowing companies in existence, and recently won a five-year contract to create custom stem and barware for the State Department to use in U.S. embassies around the world.
GCC Technologies: GCC relocated to Garrett County as a start-up in 2006, and has since grown to employ 200 skilled professionals — half of whom were recruited locally. The Garrett Information Enterprise Center (growgarrettcounty.com/giec.
php) provided incubator resources for GCC Technologies, which today serves the federal government as well as international customers.
Pillar Innovations: Headquartered in Grantsville, Pillar Innovations is a subsidiary of the Beitzel Corporation, which was founded to service coal mines and industrial facilities in western Maryland. Pillar Innovations’ offerings include automation and integration, engineering, fire protection, machine building, project management, access control and more.
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