Wirt County led the state in new business growth for the month of December 2023
Charleston, W. Va. – The WV Secretary of State’s Office registered 821 new businesses statewide during the month of December according to Secretary of State Mac Warner.
Wirt County led the state in the percentage of new business growth with a total of four new business registrations, a 1.97% increase. The Secretary of State’s Business Division reported that Doddridge, Calhoun, Gilmer and Summers County also experienced notable growth during the month.
Counties that lead the state in total businesses registered in December include Kanawha, Monongalia, Berkeley, Raleigh and Cabell.
Top five counties in total businesses registered:
Statewide, West Virginia registered 13,885 new businesses in the previous 12-month period, from January 1, 2023, to December 31, 2023. Summers County led all 55 counties with a 19.75% growth rate during the one-year timespan. To review county-by-county growth, visit our Business Statistics Database.