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Secretary of State Husted Releases New Business Filings for June

COLUMBUS – Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that 6,831 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in June. So far in 2011 (January, February, March, April, May and June), the Secretary of State’s office has assisted with 44,443 new business filings. This is an increase from last year’s 41,891 new business filings during the same time period.

“The number of new business selecting Ohio as the place to do business is heading in the right direction,” said Husted. “My administration is committed to providing the type of customer support that makes starting a business easy and as hassle-free as possible.”

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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