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New business numbers offer more signs of recovery in Ohio
Nearly 90,000 new businesses filed in Ohio last year
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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says new business filings in Ohio increased by more than 16 percent last year.

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“It’s a trend that since 2009 we have seen a steady growth in the number of new business and the foundation of job creation is business formation.”

Husted says a total of 88,000 new businesses were registered with his office last year. That’s about six thousand more filings than the previous year. Business filings with the state show the intent to open and do not necessarily mean a business ever opened.

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