Entrepreneurs registered 309 new businesses in Bend, Oregon in August, a 51 percent increase over registrations in August 2017. The August numbers were up from July’s 275 registrations.
So far in 2018, Bend entrepreneurs have registered 2,448 businesses, versus 2,270 through August in 2017.
“Wow. August produced our biggest year-to-year jump in monthly business registrations,” said Bend business attorney Jeff Eager. “Last month’s registrations were strong, but the August 2017 numbers were probably depressed because of the eclipse and smoke that was even worse than August 2018.”
The Bend Entrepreneur Report is released monthly. It is a tabulation of the number of new businesses registered in Bend, Oregon with the Oregon Secretary of State’s office.