New Business Filings in Ohio Top 17,000 in June

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohioans filed official documents to create more than 17,000 businesses in June, according to the secretary of state’s office.

With 17,387 new business filings in June, the total for the first six months of the year stands at more than 111,000. 

“While these numbers are certainly impressive, what’s far more important is the outcome that comes from an entrepreneur taking a risk and creating a business. They’re earning a living for their families and contributing to their communities by creating jobs and delivering goods and services,” says Secretary of State Frank LaRose. “They have faced adversity with the same grit and creativity that has always defined Ohio entrepreneurs, following their passion to be a business owner.”

Five years ago, LaRose noted, there were just over 105,000 businesses filings in all of 2016. In 2020, there were 171,073 organizations that submitted paperwork to the state to begin operations.

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Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.