Ohio Leading the Way
New Business Filings on the Rise
The Secretary of State's office has assisted with 55,229 new business filings in 2013 (January-July). This is an increase from the same time period last year, in which there were 52,728 new business filings.
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.