Charleston, W.Va. — Braxton County led in new business growth for November 2018 with a total of 7 new businesses, according to West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner.
That equates to a 1.55 percent growth for Braxton County. The Secretary of State’s Business & Licensing Division reported Mason, Hampshire, Doddridge and Jackson counties also had notable growth in November.
“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 Mason County grew from 729 to 737, with Hampshire County business entities increasing from 1,045 to 1,058. Doddridge County experienced an increase in business entities from 244 to 245 and Jackson County went from 1,083 to 1,092 business entities.
Statewide, West Virginia saw a 10.76 percent growth in business registrations in the previous 12-month period. That growth was led by Summers County with 18.40 percent growth.
To review the county-by-county growth visit our Business Statistics Database.
WV Business Growth for November 2018 by County
WV Business Growth for November 2017 through November 2018 by County
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