Charleston, W. Va. – Pendleton County led West Virginia in new business registration growth percentage for January 2020. A total of 14 new businesses registered to operate in the County during the month, according to West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner.
The number of registered business entities in Pendleton County grew from 322 to 336, which equates to a 4.35 percent increase. The Secretary of State’s Business & Licensing Division reported that Tucker, Taylor, Clay and Lewis counties also had notable growth in January.
The number of business entities in Tucker County grew from 370 to 381, with Taylor County business entities increasing from 377 to 388. Clay County experienced an increase in new business registrations from 174 to 179, and Lewis County went from 556 to 567 for the month.
Statewide, West Virginia saw a 9.96 percent growth in business registrations in the previous 12-month period. The increase in those 12 months was led by Summers County with 19.87 percent growth.
To review county-by-county growth, visit our Business Statistics Database.