May 27, 2023 7:19 pm

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Total Small Business Applications Increase Across the Northeast


Staff Writer

Last month, there were 429,800 total business applications in the US, or organizations that filed for Employer Identification Number (EIN), a 1.9 percent increase from January 2023. Of these applications the Census Bureau is projecting that 31,888 new business startups with tax liabilities will be created within 4 quarters of their application date.

Per the new report, in the Northeast, business applications increased 4.6 percent between January and February, from 61,137 to 64,190 applications. Of the February applications, the Census Bureau is projecting that 5,157 new businesses will form within 4 quarters of their February application.

The full Census Bureau report can be found here.

Doula Nonprofit Offers Financial Assistance for State Certification

As state lawmakers in Harrisburg work to combat Pennsylvania’s maternal mortality crisis, an advocacy organization is helping doulas with the cost of obtaining a state certification, a move they hope will bring more people into the field and improve maternal health outcomes across the commonwealth.