SALEM — Secretary of State Kate Brown announced in January that 58,960 new businesses registered in Oregon in 2014, about 2,000 more than in the previous year.

In addition, the total number of businesses registered in Oregon reached a record 392,028, the fifth consecutive year of growth.

“Oregon is a great state to start a business,” said Secretary Brown. “We have an entrepreneurial spirit and a talented workforce.”

The number of new businesses registering in Oregon grew from 56,894 in 2013 and 56,020 in 2012.

The total number of businesses in Oregon has grown steadily since 2010, when 380,110 were registered in the state.

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