Harrison County Welcomes 33 New Businesses in December; Business Growth Going Up!

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | January 04, 2019

Grant County led the state in overall percentage of new business growth for December 2018 with a total of 12 new businesses, according to West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner.


That equates to a 2.21 percent growth for Grant County. The Secretary of State’s Business & Licensing Division reported Tucker, Jackson, Greenbrier and Gilmer counties also had notable growth in December.


Harrison County saw a growth of 33 new businesses (.08%) that opened in the month of December.  Harrison County currently has 3,762 entities registered to do business in the Mountain State.


“It is always a good sign to see business growth and expansion,” Secretary Warner said. “That is an indication of a stable, strong and thriving economy.”


In addition to Grant County, the counties with the highest overall percentage of the number of new business entities in December were: Tucker County grew from 467 to 475, with Jackson County business entities increasing from 1,092 to 1,110. Greenbrier County experienced an increase in business entities from 2,120 to 2,146 and Gilmer County went from 288 to 292 business entities.


Statewide, West Virginia saw a 10.60 percent growth in business registrations in the previous 12-month period. That growth was led by Summers County with 18.12 percent growth.


To review the county-by-county growth visit our Business Statistics Database. 


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