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Ohio Reaches Annual 100,000 New Business Milestone in Record Time

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose today announced 9,989 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in September, allowing Ohio to reach 101,352 new businesses in the first nine months of 2019. Ohio has never created 100,000 new businesses before October.

"It’s a big milestone to reach, and to do so faster than it’s ever been done in Ohio says a lot about the hardworking men and women who are realizing their dream right here in the Buckeye State ,” said LaRose. “It’s a message that should resonate with other hopeful entrepreneurs across the nation – if you want to start a business, be successful, and create jobs, you won’t do better than Ohio.”

Secretary LaRose recently kicked off the Ohio Business Spotlight -- an initiative designed to highlight successful businesses throughout the state. Spotlighted businesses will share how they leveraged opportunities to be successful and lessons learned along the way. Click here to learn more about the Ohio businesses being highlighted in October. 

Editor’s Quick Facts:

  • 9,989, new entities filed to do business in Ohio in September 2019.
  • 101,352 new businesses have been created in the first nine months of 2019, compared to 96,499 at the same point in 2018.
  • Ohio continues to be on pace for another record year for new business creation


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