Pocahontas County led WV in new business growth, McDowell County sees notable growth

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – Pocahontas County led West Virginia in new business registration growth percentage for March 2020. A total of 10 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 Pocahontas County grew from 564 to 574, which equates to a 1.77 percent increase. The Secretary of State’s Business & Licensing Division reported that Lewis, Taylor, Roane and McDowell counties also had notable growth in March.
The number of business entities in Lewis County grew from 596 to 605, with Taylor County business entities increasing from 411 to 417. Roane County experienced an increase in new business registrations from 433 to 439, and McDowell County went from 442 to 448 for the month.
Statewide, West Virginia saw a 9.39 percent growth in business registrations in the previous 12-month period. The increase in those 12 months was led by Summers County with 16.87 percent growth.
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