Report Shows Continued Growth As Ohio Sets Record For New Business Filings
Ohio sees a 21.8 percent increase in new business filings from 2010 to 2015
January 29, 2016
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State Senator Larry Obhof (R–Medina) today highlighted a recent report from Secretary of State Jon Husted showing that Ohio had a record number of new business filings in 2015.

In 2015, 97,746 new businesses registered with the Secretary of State’s office, surpassing the record set in 2014. It was the sixth consecutive year the state has seen a record number of new businesses filing to operate in Ohio and marked a 21.8 percent rise since 2010.

“We have worked hard to improve Ohio’s business climate and to make our state more attractive to employers,” Obhof said. “These changes, paired with lower taxes and regulatory reform, are helping to turn our economy around and creating new opportunities for Ohio families.”

In 2015, Senator Obhof sponsored Senate Bill 26 and co-sponsored House Bill 3, which cut the filing fees for starting a new business or non-profit entity by more than 20 percent. Secretary Husted noted in his announcement that with the fee decrease, Ohio is now the least expensive state in which to start and maintain a business in the region.

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