Since Jan. 1, Wyoming County has seen 39 new businesses licensed — a 5.75 percent in business growth, according to the West Virginia Secretary of State’s office.
“This is good news for our county and shows that the county is making progress in rebounding from the past few years of economic decline,” Silas Mullins, county commission president, said. “Hopefully, this trend will continue.”
“This is great news,” emphasized Circuit Clerk David “Bugs” Stover. “But when the economy is way down, a percentage increase means less than if you were already booming.”
“Still, we seem to have bottomed out — and started up ahead of the state as a whole; but, we have further to climb!”
“Great news – finally,” Stover said.
“This year, we are hopeful about the upturn in the business climate in Wyoming County and we are optimistic that families will be able to stay and make their homes in Wyoming County and that families, which may have left for employment, may come home,” emphasized Deirdre Cline, county superintendent of schools.