Make It.
In the Mountains.

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​Some say there is magic in the mountains of Western Maryland.

An outdoor enthusiast’s paradise that is also ripe for business development.

It’s the beauty from each mountain horizon, the whitewater rivers, lakes and trout streams, the ski slopes and trails for miles. And it’s our supportive community and proximity to the country’s major metropolitan areas that make Allegany and Garrett Counties the ultimate home for manufacturing outdoor recreation products and for the outdoor lifestyle you desire.

If you have a love of the outdoors and the business vision,

come to Western Maryland and realize
you have what it takes to….

Make It. In The Mountains.

The Location

acres of public land

national & state parks

miles of biking & hiking trails

Manufacture in Western Maryland

Western Maryland is the perfect place for outdoor recreation manufacturing.  The region’s abundant natural resources make for the perfect research and testing ground for new products.  And, as a business owner in Allegany and Garrett Counties, you will find a supportive and nurturing business community that will help you succeed.  The State of Maryland offers tax credits to open your business in Western Maryland and Allegany and Garrett Counties’ economic and development will work with you to find an affordable site.

Love the outdoors? Have a new business idea or want to relocate your current business?

Come live, work, play and make it in the mountains of Western Maryland.

public bodies of water

diverse outdoor recreation amenities

state forests

Work and Play in Western Maryland

Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet close enough to major metro areas, Western Maryland offers individuals and families an overall better quality of life with the outdoors at your fingertips.

Allegany and Garrett Counties offer 170,000 acres of public land with four seasons of outdoor recreation, providing residents with unique opportunities to explore the outdoors.

Safe communities, excellent schools and competitive wages make living and working in Western Maryland an obvious choice.

Love the outdoors? Want a better quality of life and the opportunity to craft your own work/life balance?

Come live, work, play and make it in the mountains of Western Maryland.

Our Stories

Mandela Echefu

Mandela Echefu is the owner of an outdoor adventure outlet in Cumberland, MD called Wheelzup.

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Carrie Andrews

Carrie Andrews the president of a sailboat manufacturer called Flying Scot Inc. in Garrett County, MD.

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David Hayes

David Hayes is a resident of Cumberland, MD that has lived and worked in the area for years.

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Mike Koch

Mike Koch is the Co-founder of Firefly Farms in Accident, MD which creates and distributes goat cheese.

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