May Biz Registrations in Bend up 10% from April
Entrepreneurs registered 319 new businesses in Bend, Oregon, in May a 10% increase over April registrations, and a slight increase compared with May 2017 registrations. Bend continued to lead the way in large city business registrations, with one business registered in February for every 286 residents, the highest rate of business registration among larger Oregon cities. Statewide, the average was a new business for every 690 residents.
So far in 2018, Bend entrepreneurs have registered 1,563 businesses, versus 1,524 through May in 2017.
“If this year is like last year, May will be the last month of lots of business registrations before things slow down for the summer,” business attorney Jeff Eager said. “The continued strong registration numbers show that, even if we are well into an expansionary economic cycle, Bend entrepreneurs still see good business opportunities.”
Each month, EagerLaw carefully analyzes Oregon Secretary of State’s business registration data to prepare the Bend Entrepreneur Report. The Report is released monthly to local media and on the EagerLaw PC Facebook page, where the firm also spotlights local business achievements and provides information of use to Bend businesses.