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New Business Filings Increase, Signal Strong Minnesota Economy
Posted Date: 2/4/2013

OFFICE OF THE MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE

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New Business Filings Increase, Signal Strong Minnesota Economy

St. Paul, Minn.—February 4, 2012—Secretary of State Mark Ritchie announced today that new business filings are up significantly from the same period a year ago. 

January 2013 statistics show that 5,519 new businesses filed with the Office of the Secretary of State representing a 4.4% increase compared to the same time period in 2012. This is the second highest January on record.

“The creation of these new businesses reflects confidence in our state’s economy,” said Secretary of State Ritchie.  “After showing strong growth in business filings in 2012, it appears that Minnesota will maintain that trend in 2013.”

Filings in 2012 were the second highest number in our state’s history.


Editor’s note: Mark Ritchie is Minnesota's 21st Secretary of State. A downloadable press photograph is available at: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=4142