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created Jul 7 2015

updated Oct 15 2018

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SOS Colorado Business Entities (corporations, LLCs, etc.) registered with the Colorado Secretary of State. The business registration goes back to the 1800's, with over 1 million records available. Contains business name, principal address, mailing address, owner name, owner address, entity status, type and creation date. Business location is geocoded and is referenced in the location field using the Principal Address information, however location is not guaranteed to be physical location of business in every case. As of January 2015 there are over 1.3 million unique business id's registered with the state of co, and there is a (very rough) average of 2,000 new businesses added each week.

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SOS Colorado Business Entities (corporations, LLCs, etc.) registered with the Colorado Secretary of State. The business registration goes back to the 1800's, with over 1 million records available. Contains business name, principal address, mailing address, owner name, owner address, entity status, type and creation date. Business location is geocoded and is referenced in the location field using the Principal Address information, however location is not guaranteed to be physical location of business in every case. As of January 2015 there are over 1.3 million unique business id's registered with the state of co, and there is a (very rough) average of 2,000 new businesses added each week. Entity and Entity Id are the business number from SOS (also the unique identifier), and registered business name. Principal Address (used to generate the geocoded column: Location), however it is not always guaranteed to be the physical location of the business entity’s main operation. Some business can be registered in CO but have an address outside of the state, may list a po box, there are businesses with locations that don’t have a public access entry point). Mailing Address is the mailing address of the business owner, and the Agent address may be the address of the agent or in some cases has the same address as the business owner. The year in Entity Form Date is corroborated by the first four digits of the Entity Id. The Colorado office of the Secretary of State houses five divisions: Business, Licensing, Elections, Administration and Information Technology. The Business Division files documents for certain business organizations and business names; files trade names for certain business entities; registers trademarks, and files financing statements and notices of security interests in agricultural products pursuant to the Uniform Commercial Code, federal tax liens; and other miscellaneous statutory liens; performs searches of those records; provides copies of filed documents; issues related certificates; and provides pertinent educational services. Search for “sos-bus” for all other business related datasets.
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