Make It.
In the Mountains.

Western Maryland – a place where business meets adventure in the Heart of the Mountains.

With stunning natural landscapes, affordable business properties, and a thriving community that embraces outdoor adventure, Western Maryland offers an unparalleled opportunity for businesses and individuals seeking a better quality of life.

Allegany and Garrett Counties in Western Maryland, are truly a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you’re into skiing, snowboarding, biking, hiking, fishing, or even rock climbing – you name it; Western Maryland has it! From world-class whitewater rafting on the rivers to exploring picturesque trails at state parks and forest and internationally recognized trail systems, there are breathtaking vistas at every turn.

But Western Maryland isn’t just about recreation; it’s also about building successful businesses. Our region provides land for construction as well as existing buildings that are ready for investments and revitalization. Plus, Allegany and Garrett Counties and Maryland’s Department of Commerce, have resources available to help businesses thrive – from financial incentives such as tax credits and government assistance to accessible infrastructure already in place.

Being part of the close-knit Western Maryland community means having support every step of the way on your journey towards success.

Our educational institutions are nimble and adaptable to ensure they meet your workforce training needs while maintaining high standards and providing community resources. And with only two to three hours away from major metropolitan areas like Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD, or Pittsburgh, PA, you get easy access to markets without sacrificing your peace of mind that comes from living in smaller communities.

Discover all that Western Maryland has to offer. Explore how our beautiful region can be your gateway not only into nature but also into achieving your business goals!

The Location

​About the Project

Allegany and Garrett Counties in Western Maryland, along with the State of Maryland are proud to announce their joint initiative – Make it! In the Mountains.

A dedicated and passionate group of individuals from agencies and businesses in Allegany and Garrett Counties and the State of Maryland Department of Commerce have teamed up with the goal of attracting outdoor recreation and lifestyle manufacturing companies to locate, expand, and grow in Western Maryland.  Ultimately transforming the area into an outdoor recreation and lifestyle manufacturing hub, creating jobs, leveraging private investment and using the region’s access to natural resources as the main attraction.

This project was funded through the Appalachian Regional Commission.

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