Somerset sees many small business openings in tough economy

Small businesses are on the rise in Somerset County, industry officials say.

Matt Reckner, Startup Alleghenies’ director of entrepreneurship and innovation for Somerset County, said many people who had taken on seasonal roles in addition to their full-time jobs have now started small businesses at home. square.

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“People aren’t looking for part-time jobs as much to supplement their income,” he said.

“They turn their hobby into a business. If they work with food or something, they become bakers. They had something cool that they gave people as gifts and now they sell to the general public. “

Ron Aldom, executive director of the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce, said North Center Avenue, Somerset, has seen a recent influx of business openings and builds – and many of them are small businesses.

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