Ohioans Set Monthly Record Business Creation in March

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohioans set the single-month record for creating new businesses in March, with 19,694 filings with the Ohio Secretary of State – a 47% increase from the same month last year.

It’s a continuation of a growth trend in the state. Despite the pandemic, Ohioans created a record 171,073 new businesses in 2020, and set the then-single-month record with 8,659 new business filings in July.

The previous yearly record was 130,621 new business filings, set in 2019.

“I am blown away by these numbers and especially proud of my team [members], who are working around the clock to process new business registrations and simplify filing procedures,” said Secretary of State Frank LaRose in a statement.

Those looking to start a new business should take advantage of quick and easy online filing through Ohio Business Central at OhioBusinessCentral.gov.

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Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.