• Heritage Area At a Glance 

  • Economic Impact Study

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  • Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA), the governing body of the Maryland Heritage Areas Program, today released the results of a study that estimates the contribution of the Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area (MMGTTW) to the statewide economy to be $2.4 Billion and 33,815 in jobs.

    Statewide, the Maryland Heritage Areas Program, including all 13 certified Heritage Areas, heritage tourists, grantmaking and program spending had a total statewide economic contribution of $2.4 billion. This activity generated an estimated 33,815 jobs in the state. It is estimated that nearly 20.7 million tourists in the state are heritage tourists. In the analysis, the study considered the direct spending on operations, pay, benefits, grants and heritage tourists by MMGTTW and the estimated increase in demand for goods and services in industry sectors that supply or support the heritage tourism in MMGTTW

    MMGTTW - See the Full Report Here 

    MHAA - See Full Report Here 

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  • This project has been financed in part with State Funds from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland.
    However, project contents or opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.

  • Photo Credits: Tim Jacobsen, Bob Carney, Marcia Warnick, Sarah Myers, Crede Calhoun, Higher Focus Studios, Garrett Historical Society, Sarah Duck, Garrett County Chamber of Commerce