Ohioans continue to create new businesses at an astounding pace by recording a second month in a row of more than 20,000 new business filings.
In May, there were 20,135 new business filings, following April’s numbers that surpassed 20,000 for the first time in Ohio history.
“With 171,000 new businesses created last year during the pandemic and almost 100,000 new businesses already created in the first five months of 2021, Ohioans continue to defy expectations and demonstrate the pioneer spirit of risk-taking and entrepreneurship that is getting our economy back on track,” said Secretary of State Frank LaRose.
“Even amid all this uncertainty as we finally reopen the state, Ohioans continue to follow their dreams in record numbers, creating businesses and enterprises that they can pour their grit and passion into for a future for themselves and their families.”
Establishing a new business in Ohio has become increasingly quick and easy through the Ohio Secretary of State’s Ohio Business Central website, OhioBusinessCentral.gov.
Ohio’s business-friendly climate and the array of resources available to Ohio entrepreneurs has helped Ohio break new business filing records every month in 2021.