How to Start a Business in Fairmont

The Fairmont Economic Development Authority prioritizes business retention and expansion, financing, workforce development, recruitment, site development, and business startup.

Are you a business seeking to startup, grow or relocate to Fairmont or the surrounding area? Begin here, using this guide: a comprehensive and step-by-step resource for business beginnings! Starting a business requires determination, motivation, and know-how. Below, you’ll find the resources necessary to assist in the planning stages of starting, growing, or relocating a successful business.


Choose and Obtain Your Business Name

Choose your Business Structure

Draft a Comprehensive Business Plan

Business Laws and Resources

Check Zoning

Filing and Documentation

Business Filing

File for Permits

Support Organizations

Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce

Fairmont Area Life

Fairmont CareerForce

Martin County EDA