Ohio Gets More than 14,000 New Business Filings in February

COLUMBUS, Ohio – February was another strong month for new business filings in Ohio with 14,488 organizations submitting documents to the office of the Ohio secretary of state.

Frank LaRose announced another strong month for new business filings for the month of February with 14,488 new businesses created. 

“Each of the 14,488 new businesses is a story of grit and determination, even in the face of record-setting inflation,” said Frank LaRose, secretary of state, in releasing the number of new business filings. His office did not offer any comparisons to February 2021, or totals for the first two months of 2022 compared to the same two-month period in 2021.

LaRose said his office has helped to tear down barriers to business creation by eliminating unnecessary bureaucratic hurdles for entrepreneurs. Streamlining certifications for minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses and a modernizing how limited liability companies are incorporated in Ohio are the latest reforms, he noted.

The secretary of state’s office operates OhioBusinessCentral.gov, where new business filings can be submitted for rapid processing.

New business filings are classified as forms that declare the formation of a business entity, including for-profit, nonprofit 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.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.