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Iowa breaks record for new business filings in a single month, again


This news story was published on June 10, 2019.
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DES MOINES – Secretary of State Paul Pate announces Iowans set a record for most new business filings in a single month, for the second month in a row. During May 2019 Pate’s Business Services Division processed 2,512 new business ventures. The previous high, set in April, was 2,326.

“This is a very positive economic indicator for Iowa,” Secretary Pate said. “It shows entrepreneurs have income available and they are investing it in business ventures. That hopefully translates into even more jobs in a state with one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation.”

Iowa is also on pace to shatter the record for new business filings in a year, for the fourth consecutive fiscal year.

“We have seen a flurry of activity in our office,” Pate added. “My Business Services Division handled more than 25,000 calls in the first five months of this year, and we’re processing new business filings faster than ever before.”

The implementation of Fast Track Filing by Secretary Pate in 2018 allows new businesses to register with the state within a few minutes.

Prior to this year, the one-month record for most new businesses created in a single month was 2,204, set in March of 2018.

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11 Responses to Iowa breaks record for new business filings in a single month, again

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 13, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Sorry that;s 158 Million NOT billion – but what does that matter as were have 307 polluted (poisioned) waterways and Lakes – are we NUMBER 1 ?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 13, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    iOWAY – 5 million residents and puts out the pollution of 158 billion people because of the factory hog farm pollution – Sad but TRUE !

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 13, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    lemonade stands

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 13, 2019 at 8:00 am

    i had the same thought when i read this and it seems other people get it. just because you keep records of new business’s opening doesnt mean they stay ope n. these numbers are skewed to show false positivity. north iowa is a sewer, mo amount of new doggy washes is gonna change that. mason city will never get better, it is going to get worse. eventually no new business will survive this place because its gonna be a ghetto in ten years.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 12, 2019 at 6:45 am

    Still WINNING, and WINNING, and WINNING!!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 11, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    BS! Balance these numbers against businesses who have closed or left the state.

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      Wish I was as positive as Marty Raemakers Reply Report comment

      June 11, 2019 at 7:09 pm

      I agree, I call BS on this. Most will fold within a year anyway.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        June 12, 2019 at 6:44 am

        What would a loser like you know about running a business?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          June 13, 2019 at 8:03 am

          youre retarded. you cant just call an anonymous person a loser. for all you know that person owns clear lake boats and know exactly how to run a business. would you like to post your name and promote your successful company to us? or does it just so happen youre just some guy who likes to talk shit online and are yourself also not a business owner? small business isnt that complex. if you do own one you can stop thinking youre somehow better than other people. i mean geez, that tweaker ran suzi q for like ten years. it aint that hard.

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            Anonymous

            June 13, 2019 at 3:12 pm

            That is eLViS doing the name calling. He is pretty good at that and only that.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 11, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Still Winning!!!