Small Business is Big Business in Tucker County
It is always nice to start the day with positive news. The state's Big Industry Growth Map report was published and shows that Tucker County businesses grew by 7.14% this last year. To put this in perspective, Tucker County has been in the "top 10" for business growth for three years running amongst all 55 counties in West Virginia.
You can access it here: http://apps.sos.wv.gov/business/BIG/
Many of our businesses are small, employing just one or two people. But in a small county this has a big impact on jobs, economic health and community spirit.
There are many reasons for this positive business growth: but a few stand out to me:
Tucker County is a welcoming community and provides a quality of life where people want to live and work
Corridor H and faster internet speeds are making it easier for people to work here
People are getting involved in their community programs like PRO, New HIstoric Thomas, Run For It
The county has been working together across municipalities in projects like Tucker County Day
Our County and state and representatives are actively involved with the success of business
WV Small Business Development Center has provided business coaching for our entrepreneurs including a dedicated business coach for this region
WVU Extension and Potomac Highlands Food and Farm Initiatives have supported business growth for our farmers
Tucker County Development Authority Board has been dedicated its mission of supporting business while preserving our heritage.
Please celebrate this news by spending money at a local business today.