Secretary of State: Montana business registrations drop by 11,000 from last year

Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton noted that 11,000 fewer businesses renewed their state registrations by April 15 this year in comparison to last year.

The statistic was highlighted in Stapleton’s Montana Business Forecast on Sunday.

“The economic, social, and health-related disruptions from the coronavirus are historic,” Stapleton wrote in the emailed forecast. “And Montana business owners, like everyone else, have to make difficult choices. Still, it hurts to watch.”