4 Rural Success

Power of Possibilities  Series





The Greater Cumberland Committee, in partnership with Garrett College, and other regional for-profit, non-profit, educational and governmental organizations


A series of conferences and training opportunities held annually throughout the year!


2016 series will be at Garrett College; in subsequent years the series will move through the Appalachian area to regional hosts


We’re seeking to elevate the region’s entrepreneurial possibilities mind-set, ecosystem/infrastructure effectiveness and the numbers and success rates for entrepreneurs and their start-ups

Power of Possibilities (POP) offered a series of conferences and related business training and mentoring opportunities since 2014. The first conference was held in October 2014 and a second conference was held in April 2015. Lastly, the first ever Appalachian Maker's Faire was held in August 2015. Recent events were a regional ecosystem meeting, a Spring Summit on Entrepreneurship and a Lean Conference.

Leadership Garrett County Program

Fall 2016

3rd Annual Mountain Maker Fest

August 2017


Ecosystem Map

The first step is mapping the industry, funding, government and educational resources of the area.


Competition Tool Kit

We will be announcing the details of our competition in October and we will have a toolkit available to help you get started.

Infrastructure Tool Kit

The tools any business needs to help support and develop entrepreneurs, innovators and makers. 

Goals and Outcomes

Upcoming Events