Ohio has second highest annual new business filings

Anyone can head to the secretary of state’s website to file for a new business for $99.

2022 was the second highest on record for filings to start a new business in Ohio. The state saw nearly 180,000 new businesses created. That’s only topped by 2021’s 1970,010 new filings.

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose said this is a good sign as nearly 50% of Ohioans work for small businesses.

“There’s nothing small about small business,” he said.

What’s especially remarkable is this growth is occurring during a time of economic uncertainty. To LaRose, that shows how resilient Ohioans are.

“Ohio entrepreneurs are showing that even though there’s inflation, even though there are workforce challenges, even though there are supply chain difficulties, they know that Ohio is a good place to grow your business,” LaRose explained.

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