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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 16, 2011

SECRETARY OF STATE HUSTED RELEASES NEW BUSINESS FILINGS FOR NOVEMBER

COLUMBUS – Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that 6,663 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in November. These numbers are up slightly compared to November 2010, in which 6,400 new entities filed with the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State’s office has assisted with 76,138 new business filings to date in 2011 (January-November). This is a slight increase from the same time period last year, in which there were 73,855 new business filings.

New Business Filings, 2011

Though the most visible role of the Secretary of State is that of chief elections officer, the office is also the first stop for individuals or companies who want to file and start a business in Ohio. While recognizing these numbers can’t provide a complete picture of Ohio’s jobs climate, they are an important indicator of economic activity that Secretary Husted hopes will add to the discussion of how to improve the state’s overall climate for 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.

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For more information, please contact Matt McClellan at 614-995-2168 or mmcclellan@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov.

 

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