Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has announced that 16,018 new business filings were filed with the Ohio Secretary of State Business Services Division in Janaury 2021, being a 33% increase from January 2020.
“In this new year, full of hope in the face of Covid’s continued threat, Ohioans persist in following their American dream of creating a business,” said Secretary of State Frank LaRose.
“Few actions, combined with hard work, can transform a family and provide generational wealth like a small business can. I continue to encourage Ohioans to search out and patronize small businesses in their communities.”
Secretary LaRose said “those looking to start a new business should take advantage of quick-and-easy online filing through Ohio Business Central by visiting OhioBusinessCentral.gov.
Last year, despite the pandemic, Ohioans created a record 171,073 new businesses.