Ohio new business filings increase by 19 percent

Business filings in Ohio increased 19 percent in February compared to the same month in 2015, according to the Ohio Secretary of State’s office.

The state reported today that 9,401 new entities filed to do business in Ohio during February, up from 7,918 in 2015 and the second-straight month of increased filings.


In February, Secretary Jon Husted announced that 2016 was on track to be another record-setting year based on January’s business filings which were up 14.9 percent compared to filings in January 2015.

New business filings are classified as forms filed with the state that declare the formation of a business entity, including for-profit, non-profit and professional corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, limited partnerships and limited liability partnerships.

In January, Husted announced that 2015 marked the sixth consecutive year the state has seen a record number of new entities filing to do business in Ohio. In 2015, 97,746 new businesses registered with the Secretary of State’s office, surpassing the previous record set in 2014 of 93,775 new entities.