1,408 New Iowa Business Filings in September
Matt Schultz
Secretary of State
State Capitol
Des Moines, IA 50319
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Chance McElhaney, (515) 725-2942

1,408 New Iowa Business Filings in September

Des Moines – Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz announced today that 1,408 new businesses filed paperwork with the state of Iowa in September. The 1,408 news business filings in September represent a 12 percent increase over September 2008 and a 21 percent increase over September 2009.

"It's great to see the number of business filings 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 community and business leaders at Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club events across Iowa to hear directly what is working and what isn't working for Iowa businesses and communities. 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.

The amount of businesses filing paperwork throughout 2013 has also been on the rise. In 2013, a total of 14,550 new businesses have filed paperwork with the state of Iowa from January through September. Those year to date numbers represent a nearly 20 percent increase since 2008 and a nearly 23 percent increase since 2009.