Secretary Husted: 2017 Sets Record For New Business Filings In 11 Months

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted recently announced that with 8,558 new entities filing to do business in Ohio throughout the month of November – 826 more than in November 2016 – 2017 marks another record-setting year for the number of new business filings with a month still to go. To date, 108,547 new entities have filed to do business this year – exceeding 2016’s total by more than 3,500.

“The word is out, we’ve made it easier than ever to start a business and as a result more and more entrepreneurs are choosing Ohio as the place to set up shop,” said Secretary Husted. “Not surprising when you consider all we have done to reduce processing times, cut filings fees, and improve customer service.”

Much of this success has been possible because of Ohio Business Central, the online business filing site founded by Secretary Husted in 2013. Due to the efficiency of Ohio Business Central, three out of every four new businesses are now started online.

From the time Ohio Business Central was launched until the end of November 2017, the Secretary of State’s Office has processed 318,071 online filings. In August of this year, Secretary Husted announced that 100 percent of all filings needed to start or maintain a business in Ohio may now be submitted online.

Published in OhioMBE – Jan. 1, 2018