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     Market Profile Data (2016)
   Land – cost per acre
   Rental rates – per square foot
Electricity: Potomac Edison and Somerset Rural Electric Cooperative (SREC); customers of investor-owned utilities and major cooperatives may choose their electric supplier.
Propane: Several companies supply propane to local households, including ThompsonGas and Southern States Propane.
Water: Municipal systems in Accident, Grantsville and Oakland; county maintains water systems in many other towns/areas.
Sewer: Municipal systems in Accident, Grantsville, Loch Lynn Heights, Mountain Lake Park and Oakland; county maintains systems in many other towns/areas.
Telecommunications: Verizon Maryland primarily offers traditional copper service
for voice and data (POTS/PRI/DSL/DS3); AT&T Wireless and US Cellular are the largest cellular providers; Comcast, Shentel, ProCom, QCol (cable/fiber) and NeuBeam (fixed wireless) provide broadband internet and VoIP services.
Highways: MD Routes 135 and 495; U.S. Routes 40, 50 and 219; Interstate-68; easy access to Interstates 70,79 and 81.
Rail: CSX Transportation
Truck: 131 local and long-distance trucking establishments in Western Maryland; major companies include Pitt Ohio Express, Overnite Transportation Company, Larry Wagner Trucking, Jones Trucking, Marple Trucking and R&R Trucking.
Water: Served by the Port of Baltimore,
a leading U.S. automobile and break- bulk port; closest Atlantic port to major midwestern population and manufacturing centers; port for Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise lines; seven public terminals, including a state-of-the-art Intermodal Container Transfer Facility and the Cruise Maryland Terminal; 190 miles from Oakland.
Air: Garrett County Airport near Deep Creek Lake: runway open 24/7; 5,000’ runway with parallel taxiway; new terminal building is handicap- accessible and includes a pilots’ lounge, snack room and lobby area; scheduled services at Morgantown, W.Va. (40 miles from Oakland) and Pittsburgh International Airport (100 miles from Oakland).
This section was compiled with the kind assistance of the Garrett County Department of Economic Development.

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