HELENA, Mont. — Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen announced this week that new business registrations in the state rose again in March as Montanans opened new businesses across the state.
Roughly 5,500 new business registrations were filed in March, the highest monthly total to date in 2023. Montana saw record new business registration in 2022, with some 53,000 filed with the state throughout the calendar year.
Secretary Jacobsen announced 2022’s record registration in January. In 2022, the Secretary cut registration fees in half for Montana businesses, while waiving several other fees entirely.
“We’re proud to make it easier to do business in Montana,” said Secretary Jacobsen. “Montanans now have lower fees, 24/7 access to their business filings, and support from family and friends as they begin their business journey.”
Secretary Jacobsen continues to visit with Montana’s business community, including recently acknowledging businesses at the Made in Montana Tradeshow and Manufacturing & International Trade Day.
“I’m grateful to our Montana businesses for sharing their stories and providing advice for other business owners across our great state,” said Secretary Jacobsen. “Thank you for doing business in Montana.”
According to the Montana Business Economic Report, more than 15,000 new business registrations have been filed through the first three months of 2023.