HELENA, Mont. — Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen announced this week that new business registrations in Montana surged again in June 2023.
Roughly 5,300 new businesses were registered with the Secretary of State’s Office, easily surpassing the approximately 4,300 new registrations in June of 2022.
Montana has had record business growth since Secretary Jacobsen took office in January 2021. Due to efficiencies in the Secretary of State’s Office, Secretary Jacobsen cut registration fees in half for Montana businesses and waived several other fees entirely, resulting in record business growth in 2022 with some 53,000 businesses registering in the state.
With more than 30,000 new businesses registered to date in 2023, Montana appears to be on pace to have another record year of new business registration.
“I’m proud to make it easier to do business in Montana,” said Secretary Jacobsen. “Our office has worked hard to increase efficiencies and provide great customer service. Businesses have enjoyed 24/7 access to their business filings through our website, and our team does an excellent job assisting business owners across the state.”
Secretary Jacobsen also recently announced that all 2024 Annual Report filing fees will be waived, resulting in millions of dollars in savings for Montana businesses. Businesses will still file their Annual Report between January 1st and April 15th, but Secretary Jacobsen said waiving the fee “is one more way we can support our Montana businesses on their journey.”
Earlier this year, Secretary Jacobsen was honored with the Mountain State Policy Center’s Elevation Award, which is “given to individual(s) who are committed to advancing and elevating free market principles and ideas.” Secretary Jacobsen was recognized by MSPC for making it easier to do business in Montana.
Secretary Jacobsen also continues to visit businesses across the state, including a recent tour of the MTNTOUGH Fitness Lab in Bozeman. The Secretary of State’s Office also highlights local businesses across the state in its Montana Business Spotlight series.
“It’s great to visit with Montana businesses to hear their stories, learn about their successes, and see firsthand the important role they play in their communities,” said Secretary Jacobsen. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to meet with our business communities across the state. Thank you for doing business in Montana.”