ATLANTA, GA– Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today announced the launch of the agency's redesigned Corporations Division website. The new design encourages customers to renew existing corporate entities and form new corporate entities online, provide their email address to receive online renewal notices and important notifications related to their filing, access numerous business resources in a "Business Resources and Information" section and much more.
"Small businesses are the key to Georgia's economy and future economic growth," Kemp said. "Filling out paperwork detracts from the time businesses can spend on growth and job creation. The online renewal and registration process removes a significant impediment to small businesses, and reduces costs to Georgia's taxpayers."
Over 662,000 corporate entities are registered with the Secretary of State's Corporations Division.
Georgia corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships are formed by filing with the Corporations Division. Some foreign (out of state) entities that do business in the state of Georgia are required to file with the Corporations Division. The Division serves as custodian of the filings and provides copies and/or certifications of the documents.
Brian Kemp was sworn in as Secretary of State in January 2010. Among the office's wide-ranging responsibilities, the Secretary of State is charged with conducting efficient and secure elections, the registration of corporations, and the regulation of securities and professional license holders. The office also oversees the Georgia Archives and the Capitol Museum.