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: 2/1/2019 through 1/31/2020






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 37267 3960 40090 7.58% Growth
KANAWHA 9766 1066 10480 7.31% Growth
MONONGALIA 6170 819 6771 9.74% Growth
BERKELEY 4416 793 5044 14.22% Growth
CABELL 3952 490 4313 9.13% Growth
JEFFERSON 2675 459 3033 13.38% Growth
HARRISON 3173 405 3442 8.48% Growth
WOOD 3307 358 3546 7.23% Growth
RALEIGH 2987 353 3257 9.04% Growth
PUTNAM 2658 348 2856 7.45% Growth
MERCER 1783 292 2001 12.23% Growth
MARION 2160 267 2348 8.70% Growth
OHIO 2309 249 2482 7.49% Growth
GREENBRIER 1839 234 2026 10.17% Growth
FAYETTE 1407 187 1541 9.52% Growth
PRESTON 1446 168 1573 8.78% Growth
UPSHUR 1061 145 1169 10.18% Growth
JACKSON 986 142 1086 10.14% Growth
HAMPSHIRE 872 129 970 11.24% Growth
NICHOLAS 1045 120 1126 7.75% Growth
HANCOCK 875 115 957 9.37% Growth
RANDOLPH 1182 115 1258 6.43% Growth
SUMMERS 411 106 502 22.14% Growth
LOGAN 823 105 914 11.06% Growth
WAYNE 798 103 887 11.15% Growth
MINGO 745 96 824 10.60% Growth
MORGAN 687 96 760 10.63% Growth
LEWIS 650 88 714 9.85% Growth
HARDY 636 86 707 11.16% Growth
MARSHALL 814 83 868 6.63% Growth
MINERAL 817 83 883 8.08% Growth
MASON 627 80 694 10.69% Growth
ROANE 455 71 500 9.89% Growth
TAYLOR 450 70 504 12.00% Growth
POCAHONTAS 599 69 651 8.68% Growth
BROOKE 682 69 734 7.62% Growth
BARBOUR 503 67 547 8.75% Growth
TUCKER 418 67 463 10.77% Growth
WYOMING 498 62 550 10.44% Growth
PENDLETON 385 58 434 12.73% Growth
MONROE 453 57 490 8.17% Growth
GRANT 463 52 503 8.64% Growth
BOONE 477 51 508 6.50% Growth
MCDOWELL 447 51 486 8.72% Growth
BRAXTON 389 48 426 9.51% Growth
RITCHIE 408 46 441 8.09% Growth
WETZEL 481 44 509 5.82% Growth
LINCOLN 307 41 329 7.17% Growth
DODDRIDGE 220 34 242 10.0% Growth
GILMER 244 29 261 6.97% Growth
PLEASANTS 201 28 217 7.96% Growth
CLAY 181 27 203 12.15% Growth
WEBSTER 250 22 266 6.40% Growth
CALHOUN 168 19 185 10.12% Growth
WIRT 137 17 150 9.49% Growth
TYLER 244 17 255 4.51% Growth
Number of Results: 56
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