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Pleasants County leads West Virginia in new business growth

ST. MARYS — Pleasants County led West Virginia in the percentage of new business registration growth for September, the office of the Secretary of State said.

The Business & Licensing Division reported Pleasants County had seven new registrations, a 2.54 percent increase. Summers, Hardy, Brooke and Gilmer counties also had notable growth during the month.

Seventeen new business entities registered in Summers County. In Hardy County, 15 businesses registered. Brooke County saw 12 new business registrations and Gilmer County registered five new businesses.

The state registered 1,214 new businesses in September.

Counties leading in total businesses registered for September were Kanawha, Monongalia, Berkeley, Cabell and Putnam. Kanawha County successfully registered 97 businesses in September 2021. Monongalia County reported 79 business registrations. In Berkeley County, 76 businesses registered. Cabell County saw 47 new businesses register with Putnam County totaling 43 registrations for the month.

Statewide, 15,995 new businesses were registered in the previous 12-month period from October 1, 2020, to Sept. 30. Summers County led all 55 counties with a 17.44 percent growth rate for the year.

To review county-by-county growth, go to https://tinyurl.com/nkyknjxh.

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