Data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Chesterfield County had record breaking growth in employment and new businesses.
From December of 2014 through December of 2015 employment nationally grew 1.9%. In Chesterfield employment grew 6%.
Chesterfield Director of Economic Development Garrett Hall said more than 40% of those jobs were in firms with fewer than 250 employees.
Small businesses in Chesterfield added 4,049 new jobs. Half way into 2016, he said, the trend continues.