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New Report Sets Record for Largest Number of New Business Filings in Ohio History

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose today announced 13,747 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in March 2019. This marks the most new business filings in a single month in state history.

In comparison, there were 873 more new business filings in the state of Ohio than in the second highest month of April 2018.

“It’s a significant milestone, and one that wouldn’t happen without a business environment that encourages entrepreneurs to take chances – to innovate and grow,” said LaRose. “We’re going to continue doing everything we can to empower Ohioans to succeed.”

Below are the top five Ohio new business filing months to date:

1. March 2019 = 13,747 new business filings.
2. April 2018 = 12,874 new business filings.
3. March 2017 = 12,827 new business filings.
4. January 2019 = 12,129 new business filings.
5. May 2018 = 12,082 new business filings.

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.

Editor’s Quick Facts:

  • 13, 747 new entities filed to do business in Ohio throughout March 2019.
  • March 2019 set a STATE RECORD for the most new business filings in a single month.
  • There were 873 more new business filings than the second highest filing month in April 2018.

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