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Strong November New Business Report Virtually Assures A Record-Breaking 2019

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose today announced 8,278 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in November, allowing Ohio to reach 121,550 new businesses in the first eleven months of 2019.

So far this year, 5,140 more new businesses have filed in the state of Ohio when compared to the same point last year. Ohio needs just 3,654 new businesses to be created in December in order to surpass the previous record.

“Ohio is strong and this data shows that entrepreneurs are choosing the Buckeye State in record numbers as the place to grow their business,“ said LaRose. “While there is certainly more work to do, our state has taken the right steps to become a destination for success.” 

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:

  • 8,278 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in November 2019.
  • In 2019, 121,550 new businesses have filed to do business. 
  • 5,140 more new businesses have been created so far this year as compared to the same point last year.
  • 3,654 new businesses need to be created in December in order to surpass Ohio’s previous record.
  • Ohio continues to be on a record pace for new business creation in 2019.

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