Charleston, W.Va. — Mason County led in new business growth for January 2019 with a total of 14 new businesses, according to West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner.
That equates to a 2.06 percent growth for Mason County. The Secretary of State’s Business & Licensing Division reported Tyler, Marion, Morgan and Lincoln counties also had notable growth in January.
“West Virginia is experiencing a steady growth in new business start-ups. That growth is a very important and significant objective for a strong economy,” Warner said.
The number of business entities in Tyler County grew from 263 to 267, with Marion County business entities increasing from 2,444 to 2,480. Morgan County experienced an increase in business entities from 760 to 771 and Lincoln County went from 351 to 356 business entities.
Statewide, West Virginia saw a 10.81 percent growth in business registrations in the previous 12-month period. That growth was led by Summers County with 18.03 percent growth.
To review the county-by-county growth visit our Business Statistics Database.
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