TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- State officials report another record for business formations in Kansas.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said the number of new domestic businesses filings last year was more than 15,000, that's the highest annual total on record.
In 2013, Kobach says the number of active business entities in good standing in Kansas was 160,736 that's up from 152,908 in 2012.
"We have a sustained pattern in Kansas of lots of small businesses forming in our state. That indicates that entrepreneurship is alive and well in Kansas and Kansas is a good place to start a company," Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.
Kobach said he wants to make it a priority of his agency to make business formation in Kansas as easy as possible.Kobach, a Republican, is being challenged by Democrat Jean Schodorf in the November election.
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