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What Tennessee Business Filings Can Tell You About the State's Economy
(Published: May 22, 2014)

The Tennessee Secretary of State's office introduced a new resource today for people who follow the state's economic indicators.

That resource is a quarterly report that will be produced jointly by the office and the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. The report will demonstrate how business filings received by the Secretary of State's office track with key economic indicators.

For example, the center found there is a correlation between new business filings and economic factors such as job growth and employment figures.

"We have a lot of data on file about business activity in Tennessee, and I hope this information, which had previously not been analyzed, will provide value for policymakers and business leaders, ” Secretary of State Tre Hargett said.

"Growth in the number of start-up