HELENA, Mont. — Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen announced this week that roughly 4,600 new businesses were registered in the state in July, continuing the trend of record business growth in Montana. This number compares to approximately 4,000 new businesses filed in Montana in July 2022.
Through the first seven months of 2023, Montana is on pace to set another record of new businesses created. More than 35,000 new business registrations have been filed this year in Montana.
“Our office is proud to have increased efficiencies, lowered fees, and made it easier to do business in Montana,” said Secretary Jacobsen. “We’re honored to help Montana businesses begin their journey.”
Montana has boasted record business growth since Secretary Jacobsen took office in January 2021, including the nearly 54,000 new businesses registered in 2022.
In 2022, Secretary Jacobsen cut registration fees in half for Montana businesses, while waiving several other fees entirely. Earlier in 2023, she announced the Secretary of State’s Office would waive all annual report filing fees for Montana businesses in 2024.
This spring, Secretary Jacobsen was recognized and honored by the Mountain States Policy Center (MSPC) for her work on behalf of Montana businesses – leading the way in reducing red tape and complications from opening a new business in Montana. The MSPC honored Secretary Jacobsen with its Elevation Award.
Secretary Jacobsen has continued to visit with Montana’s business community, and, through the Montana Business Spotlight series, she shares the stories of businesses that begin their journey by registering with the Secretary of State’s Office.
“Congratulations to each of Montana’s new businesses,” said Secretary Jacobsen, “and thank you for doing business in Montana.”