FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Contact: Kevin Flannery, (573) 526-0949
Kander Releases 20 Years of Business Creation Data
New Information Marks the Beginning of Monthly Business Creation Updates
Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jason Kander today released 20 years of Missouri business creation data. The new collection of information includes annual numbers for all for-profit business registrations from 1994–2013, as well as monthly numbers for January 2014 and the previous 10 Januarys.
"My office is committed to providing information to policymakers and the public that will help efforts to continue to grow Missouri’s economy," Kander said.
The new collection of data makes it easier and more accessible to study an important aspect of Missouri’s improving economy. For example, the new data shows that business creation filings have risen by nearly 25 percent over the past five years.
The information’s release marks the beginning of a new effort from the secretary of state’s office to provide monthly updates on new business creations, and is part of Kander’s efforts to increase transparency across all branches of state government.
The data were compiled by the secretary of state’s business services division and are available here. The division is the first stop for new businesses, whether they register as a general corporation, limited liability corporation (LLC), limited partnership or other entity. Any questions about registering a new business should be directed to Kander’s office toll-free at (866) 223-6535.
Future updates will be released on the second Wednesday of each month.
Visit www.sos.mo.gov to learn more about the Office of the Missouri Secretary of State.
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