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West Virginia continues efforts to create a thriving environment for entrepreneurs


The last five years have been monumental for creating an environment where West Virginia’s small business owners and entrepreneurs are welcomed and can thrive.  And I am proud to be part of that multi-agency, multi-faceted effort.
As WV Secretary of State, I serve as the state’s chief business registration and licensing official.  More than half of my staff is dedicated to providing services to the more than 138,000 for-profit and non-profit entities doing business in West Virginia.  Our Business & Licensing Division staff is now a team of seasoned, educated and trained professionals.
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