SUMMERS COUNTY, WV (WOAY) — Summers County led in new business growth for October 2018 with a total of 10 new businesses, according to the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office.
That equates to a 2.36 percent growth. The Secretary of State’s Business & Licensing Division reported Upshur, Barbour, Wetzel and Calhoun counties also had notable growth in October.
The number of business entities in Upshur County grew from 1,198 to 1,220, with Barbour County business entities increasing from 540 to 549. Wetzel County experienced an increase in business entities from 512 to 520 and Calhoun County went from 183 to 186 business entities.
Statewide, West Virginia saw a 10.65 percent growth in business registrations in the previous 12-month period. That growth was led by Summers County with 17.75 percent growth.
Wirt, Jackson, Berkeley and Braxton counties followed. Wirt County saw a 14.57 percent growth, Jackson County saw a 13.99 percent growth, Berkeley County saw a 12.41 percent growth and Braxton County saw a 11.94 percent growth in the previous 12-month period.
To review the county-by-county business growth go to https://apps.sos.wv.gov/business/BSD/.