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Wirt County took lead for business growth in September

ELIZABETH — Wirt County led the state in business growth for the month of September.

Three businesses were registered in the county during September, according to a press release from Secretary of State Mac Warner’s office.

With these new additions, the number of businesses in the county increased from 118 to 121, a 2.54 percent increase, the release said.

Other counties that had recent noticeable growth were Grant, Jefferson, Marshall and Mineral.

“The continued increase in new business registrations is not only encouraging, but important to our state’s economic growth,” Warner said in the release.

Overall, West Virginia saw an 8.6 percent growth in registered businesses in the previous 12-month period, the release said.

The three Wirt County businesses that registered in the month of September were Chipmunks Cuts & Curls, White Picket Farms and EWV Holdings, also referred to as Elizabeth Care Center, a nursing home.

White Picket Farms specializes in garden produce, flowers, berries, customized decorated sugar cookies and classes, according to its Facebook page.

County Clerk Marolyn Baldridge commented on the success of the county.

“I’m excited. I’m happy to see growth,” she said. “I’m glad to see new businesses coming in.”

Candice Black can be reached at cblack@newsandsentinel.com.

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