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Ohio Smashes Record For New Business Creation

At the direction of Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose, a review of the most recent new business filings indicates that with more than five weeks left in 2021, Ohio has already broken the state record for new business filings. As of close of business on November 21st, 181,586 new businesses have been created in the state of Ohio in 2021, breaking the record of 171,073 new businesses set throughout all of 2020.

“Entrepreneurs deserve all the credit – plain and simple. They’re the ones putting in the long hours, building their product, providing the services, and most importantly – taking the big chances,” said LaRose. “With great resolve, Ohioans have stood in the face of unpredictable headwinds and sent a loud and clear message to the nation – I want to do business in Ohio.”

Those looking to start a new business should take advantage of quick-and-easy online filing through Ohio Business Central by visiting

Ohio entrepreneurs can visit to discover the helpful opportunities available to them that can help them start and 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.


Secretary LaRose announced the new record today at the Zanesville Rotary Club

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