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Secretary Husted Announces November as Veteran-Owned Business Month

November 2016 Ohio Business Profile Video

COLUMBUS–  Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced the Ohio Business Profile program will feature Veteran-Owned Businesses throughout the month of November.

Veteran-owned businesses cover a diverse set of industries in Ohio including insurance, transportation, construction and manufacturing.

“There are over 91,000 veteran-owned businesses in Ohio making up more than 9 percent of Ohio businesses,” Secretary Husted said, “Supporting these businesses is a great way to give back to people who have sacrificed so much for not only their community but for their country.”  
Companies profiled this month include:

  • Precision Concrete Cutting of Carey LLC (Carey, Ohio) is a construction company specializing in concrete projects. Starting in 1997, they continue to strive for excellence in quality and competitive pricing for all projects.
  •  The Next Wave Marketing Innovation (Dayton, Ohio) focuses on advertising, websites and printing. Their goal is to make sure their clients stay ahead of competition.
  • Marcy Industries Company, LLC (Marion, Ohio) started in 1985 and currently has 36 employees. From contract packing to high volume assembly, Marcy Industries Co LLC always tries to solve problems and produce results to best serve their customers.
  • MSR Transport Services, Inc. (Bowling Green, Ohio) provides high quality drivers, most of whom are veterans, along with best in class equipment to service providers FedEx Custom Critical and Panther Premium Logistics. They pride themselves on putting their drivers first.

In January 2016, Secretary Husted announced that 2015 was Ohio’s sixth consecutive year of record business growth and Ohio set an all-time, one-month record in March 2016. Ohio has seen a 21.8 percent increase in the number of newly-registered businesses and a 24.4 percent drop in rejections from 2010 to 2015. This growth can largely be attributed to Secretary Husted’s efforts to provide better customer service to Ohio businesses by reducing the costs associated with registering a new business, ensuring faster processing time and launching online services at the Ohio Business Central.

In addition, Secretary Husted began a partnership with Google’s “Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map” program in 2015. Ohio businesses now have easy access to free tools through Google when they apply to start a business online with the Secretary of State’s office and Ohio is now the least costly state in the region to start and maintain a new business. Learn more by reading Secretary Husted’s guest column in the Cincinnati Enquirer here.

Launched in June 2011, Ohio Business Profile has helped raise awareness about companies registered and doing business in Ohio that are creating interesting products, offering outstanding service, contributing to their local communities and employing Ohioans in the process. Each month, a handful of diverse businesses linked together by a common theme are featured on the Secretary of State’s website, where Ohioans are encouraged to submit companies they feel are deserving of recognition in future months.

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