1,495 New Iowa Business Filings in August
Matt Schultz
Secretary of State
State Capitol
Des Moines, IA 50319
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Chance McElhaney, (515) 725-2942

1,495 New Iowa Business Filings in August

Shows an increase of 24% since 2008

Des Moines – Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz announced today that 1,495 new businesses filed paperwork with the state of Iowa in August. That is a sharp 24 percent increase since 2008.

"It’s great to see business growing in Iowa," Schultz said. "My office is working hard to make sure there are less hoops for business owners to jump through as businesses are built and jobs are created right here in Iowa."

Schultz regularly visits with Chambers of Commerce across Iowa to hear directly from Iowa business leaders what is working and what isn't working. As Iowa's Secretary of State, Schultz has focused on cutting red tape so Iowa businesses can continue to grow. Businesses are now able to file their forms online with the state of Iowa. Also under Schultz's leadership, www.sos.iowa.gov now offers a free searchable mechanic's lien registry to help residential homeowners, subcontractors and banks.