Business Statistics Database

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Note: In December 2020, the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office revoked the business licenses of entities which had not filed their annual reports in three consecutive years. These revocations are reflected in the data for December 2020.


Date Range: 12/1/2017 through 12/1/2018






Business Statistics by County

Rankings based on number of New Businesses

County # of Businesses at Begin Date # of New Businesses Total Businesses Growth/Decline
1 2 >
OUT OF STATE 33786 2849 35453 4.93% Growth
KANAWHA 8586 950 9175 6.86% Growth
MONONGALIA 5291 625 5665 7.07% Growth
BERKELEY 3721 539 4062 9.16% Growth
CABELL 3416 397 3678 7.67% Growth
HARRISON 2704 331 2903 7.36% Growth
JEFFERSON 2248 297 2433 8.23% Growth
WOOD 2888 277 3032 4.99% Growth
RALEIGH 2647 270 2797 5.67% Growth
PUTNAM 2291 265 2474 7.99% Growth
MARION 1818 228 1970 8.36% Growth
OHIO 2027 209 2163 6.71% Growth
MERCER 1503 193 1624 8.05% Growth
GREENBRIER 1589 170 1690 6.36% Growth
FAYETTE 1217 166 1321 8.55% Growth
PRESTON 1246 125 1333 6.98% Growth
JACKSON 841 114 899 6.90% Growth
UPSHUR 906 112 982 8.39% Growth
RANDOLPH 1013 108 1086 7.21% Growth
NICHOLAS 908 107 968 6.61% Growth
HAMPSHIRE 747 94 807 8.03% Growth
MARSHALL 690 89 757 9.71% Growth
WAYNE 661 75 699 5.75% Growth
LOGAN 718 74 763 6.27% Growth
HANCOCK 771 74 819 6.23% Growth
MINERAL 712 73 760 6.74% Growth
MINGO 648 72 698 7.72% Growth
MASON 523 67 568 8.60% Growth
LEWIS 563 66 599 6.39% Growth
MORGAN 585 65 620 5.98% Growth
SUMMERS 303 65 355 17.16% Growth
HARDY 522 62 561 7.47% Growth
BROOKE 586 62 636 8.53% Growth
BARBOUR 412 60 455 10.44% Growth
POCAHONTAS 522 49 554 6.13% Growth
TUCKER 339 49 376 10.91% Growth
BRAXTON 336 48 365 8.63% Growth
MCDOWELL 398 46 438 10.05% Growth
ROANE 395 46 422 6.84% Growth
WETZEL 423 45 451 6.62% Growth
BOONE 410 45 438 6.83% Growth
WYOMING 444 43 482 8.56% Growth
TAYLOR 387 43 412 6.46% Growth
GRANT 407 38 432 6.14% Growth
MONROE 407 34 421 3.44% Growth
LINCOLN 272 32 281 3.31% Growth
RITCHIE 369 30 378 2.44% Growth
PENDLETON 329 28 352 6.99% Growth
WIRT 105 22 124 18.10% Growth
TYLER 215 22 230 6.98% Growth
GILMER 212 21 223 5.19% Growth
WEBSTER 229 20 232 1.31% Growth
DODDRIDGE 195 19 205 5.13% Growth
CALHOUN 148 19 157 6.08% Growth
CLAY 162 14 170 4.94% Growth
PLEASANTS 182 9 184 1.10% Growth
Number of Results: 56
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