Charleston, W.Va. – Hampshire County led West Virginia in new business growth percentage for October 2019. A total of 13 new businesses registered to operate in the County during the month, according to West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner.
The number of business entities in Hampshire County grew from 719 to 732, which equates to a 1.81 percent increase. The Secretary of State’s Business & Licensing Division reported that Barbour, Pleasants, Wirt, and Marion counties also had notable growth in October.
The number of business entities in Barbour County grew from 394 to 401, with Pleasants County business entities increasing from 170 to 173. Wirt County experienced an increase in new business registrations from 120 to 122, and Marion County went from 1,784 to 1,812 for the month.
Statewide, West Virginia saw a 9.04 percent growth in business registrations in the previous 12-month period. The increase in those 12 months was led by Summers County with 17.51 percent growth.
To review county-by-county growth, visit our Business Statistics Database.
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