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Florida Experiences 41% Uptick in Business Growth in 2012

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Low annual fees for forming and maintaining a corporation in Florida are particularly attractive to entrepreneurs.

Business formation growth in the Southeast region of the United States represented an overall business growth rate of 21% in 2012 in a year-to-year comparison, according to a recent analysis by The Company Corporation®, the leader in helping small businesses incorporate and form limited liability companies (LLCs).

Florida, in particular, was a hotbed in business formation growth and experienced a 41% growth in incorporation requests from The Company Corporation in 2012. Florida, the state with the fourth largest population, has a thriving business community. Many of the new companies established in Florida are owned by immigrants at an ownership rate that is 13% higher than non-immigrants, according to the SBA Office of Advocacy.

“Low annual fees for forming and maintaining a corporation in Florida are particularly attractive to entrepreneurs,” said E.J. Dealy, CEO of The Company Corporation. “Additionally, Florida is one of the few states that does not have an income tax. This fact attracts people to the state and helps spur the creation of small businesses."

Financial benefits and actual cost to incorporate businesses in Florida vary depending on the structure of the business entity. Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) registered by The Company Corporation grew in the Sunshine State by 24% during 2012 (as compared to 2011). C-Corps grew by 38% in 2012 -- likely the result of Florida's lower fee for C-Corp registration.

For more details on the process of becoming a corporation in Florida, visit The Company Corporation Florida Business page for a full breakdown of the benefits. The Company Corporation is a service company and does not provide legal, financial, or tax advice.

About The Company Corporation
With more than 500,000 businesses formed, The Company Corporation® provides affordable incorporation services to small businesses and entrepreneurs nationwide. In addition to filing corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs) in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, The Company Corporation offers a wide range of products and services, including license and permit assistance, corporate kits, business education books, certificates of good standing, Registered Agent services, and business start-up services. Based in Delaware, The Company Corporation serves small business owners nationwide through its websites, http://www.incorporate.com and http://www.llc.com.

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