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Articles of Incorporation

Articles of Incorporation are filed with the secretary of state in the state in which the corporation is to be incorporated in.  Articles of Incorporation are used exclusively in corporations, whereas articles of organization are used in limited liability companies. 

Articles of Organization

Articles of Organization are filed with the secretary of the state in an individual state in which the company is to be registered, as LLCs are organized as a creature of contract.  They are used exclusively in limited liability companies, whereas corporations use articles of incorporation.