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LaRose Announces Record New Business Filings For Month of October

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose today announced 11,920 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in October, allowing Ohio to reach 113,272 new businesses in the first ten months of 2019.

So far this year, 5,897 more new businesses have filed in the state of Ohio as compared to the same point last year. The 11,920 new businesses in October 2019 surpass last year’s October record of 10,876.

“We strive every single day to ensure each new entrepreneur starts their business with the tools they need to succeed,” said LaRose. “Ohioans are starting new businesses at a record pace for a reason – we’re all working together towards a common goal: a stronger and more prosperous Ohio.”

Ohio entrepreneurs can visit OhioSoS.gov/BusinessResources to discover the helpful opportunities available to them that can help them grow their business.

NOTE: New business filings are classified as forms filed with the Ohio Secretary of State that declare the formation of a business entity, including for-profit, non-profit and professional corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, limited partnerships and limited liability partnerships. Filing as a business in Ohio does not guarantee the company will begin operations, be profitable, or create jobs.

Editor’s Quick Facts:

  • 11,920 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in October 2019, beating last year’s October record of 10,876.
  • In 2019, 113,272 new businesses have filed to do business. 
  • 5,897 more new businesses have been created so far this year as compared to the same point last year.
  • Ohio continues to be on a record pace for new business creation in 2019.

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