Ohio Business Filings on Pace to Break Record

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Halfway through 2019, Ohio is on pace to set a record for the number of new businesses filing to do business in the state, the Secretary of State reports.

In June, 9,935 entities filed paperwork with the state, bringing the year’s total to 69,379. The pace – 2,901 more businesses have filed so far this year than through the first six months of 2018 – puts the state in position to break last year’s record of 125,204.

“Now more than ever, Ohio is becoming the place to be to start a business,” said Secretary of State Frank LaRose in a statement. “Our office is already implementing innovative, exciting ways to connect these new job creators to the resources they need to grow and succeed.”

Last month, CNBC ranked Ohio as the No. 10 state in the country for business and U.S. News & World Report placed the state at No. 7 in its Opportunity Rankings, LaRose noted.

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