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KEMP: NEW GEORGIA RECORD SET WITH 600,000 ANNUAL REGISTRATIONS FILED YTD
ATLANTA, GA – Today Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced a record-breaking 600,000 annual registrations have been filed in Georgia year-to-date through the Corporations Division’s new eCorp system. This figure is an all-time high in the Peach State, which Area Development has named the best state in which to do business for the past three consecutive years.
"As a small business owner, I know the more time you have to spend on red tape, the less time you have to create jobs and grow Georgia's economy," said Secretary Kemp. "I am proud that this agency has been able to implement and offer this tool to hundreds of thousands of businesses."
Since the eCorp system’s launch in June 2015, customer feedback has been overwhelmingly positive due to the user-friendly and easily navigable interface to electronically process annual registrations. Customers can also log in to eCorp to view or download their business’s receipts, notices, and other correspondence in one convenient location.
“I am tremendously pleased with the response I have received from our customers using the new eCorp system,” stated Secretary Kemp. “Our users are processing their annual registrations much more quickly and efficiently now, which is why we have reached this important milestone in Georgia.”
During the annual registration period each year from January 1 to April 1, officers and registered agents can visit the website without having to log into the system and select one of two options: “One Click Annual Registration” if there are no changes to be made to their business filings or “Express Annual Registration” to update contact information or make other changes.
The annual registration period re-opens on January 1, 2017 through 11:59 p.m. on April 1, 2017 for for-profit corporations, non-profit corporations, professional corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships to file their annual registrations with the Corporations Division. Last year, over 532,000 businesses filed their annual registrations in Georgia during annual registration season.
Brian Kemp has been Secretary of State since January 2010. Among the office’s wide-ranging responsibilities, the Secretary of State is charged with conducting secure, accessible, and fair elections, the registration of corporations, and the regulation of securities, charities, and professional license holders. For more information about the office, go to www.sos.ga.gov or follow Secretary Kemp on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or YouTube.
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