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Business filings high in Minnesota during 2013

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie reports that 58,260 new businesses registered with his office last year, the third-highest number on record.

“This is a positive signal of Minnesota’s continued economic growth and employment opportunities,” Ritchie said. “Our state has a healthy environment for business, and we hope to see this growth continue in 2014.”

The 2013 business filings represent a 17.5 percent increase from 10 years ago.

Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.