Charleston, W.Va. — Mercer County led in new business growth percentage for April 2019 with a total of 42 new businesses, according to West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner.
That equates to a 2 percent growth for Mercer County. The Secretary of State’s Business & Licensing Division reported Morgan, Roane, Pendleton and Gilmer counties also had notable growth in the month of April.
“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 Morgan County grew from 732 to 746, with Roane County business entities increasing from 488 to 497. Pendleton County experienced an increase in business entities from 383 to 389 and Gilmer County went from 261 to 265 business entities.
To review the county-by-county growth visit our Business Statistics Database.
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