Tennessean: New businesses on the rise in Tennessee, report says

Tennessee’s new business filings increased in the first quarter of this year compared with the same period in 2013, suggesting strong economic growth, according to a new report released Thursday by the Secretary of State’s Office and the UT Center Business and Economic Research. The Tennessean featured the report, which showed that new-entity filings, mostly for LLCs – limited-liability corporations – increased 5.1 percent in the first quarter of 2014, compared with the same quarter last year. That’s the tenth consecutive quarter the state has shown such growth – the longest period since 2005-2007. It’s also represents a 20 percent increase over business filings in the fourth quarter of 2013.

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