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NEWS RELEASE: 4,661 New Business Filings Announced for September
Posted Date: 10/3/2013

CONTACT: Nathan Bowie (651) 297-8919

4,661 New Business Filings Announced for September

SAINT PAUL, Minnesota — September was another fast-paced month for new business creation in Minnesota with 4,661 new entity filings reported by the Minnesota Secretary of State —reflecting an 11 percent increase over August 2013, and a nearly 13 percent increase over the 4,134 new business filings reported in September 2012.

The monthly totals of new filings for the year to-date are:

  • January — 5,519
  • February — 4,779
  • March — 5,448
  • April — 5,548
  • May — 5,293
  • June — 4,473
  • July — 4,625
  • August — 4,198
  • September — 4,661

Minnesota’s new business filings reports are available online for 2013 and 1990–2012 (link provided).

About Business Services: The Business Services Division of the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State reviews, approves and files articles of incorporation and amendments for all businesses and nonprofit organizations conducting business in Minnesota. In 2012, the division recorded nearly 61,000 new business filings. For the 2012–2013 biennium, the division projects collecting $27 million in business filings and other fees which are deposited into the state’s general fund.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Mark Ritchie is Minnesota’s 21st secretary of state. A photo of Secretary Ritchie is available online (link provided).