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Tyson Foods Plans for Utah

Tyson Foods Plans for Utah

Tyson Foods Plans for Utah

1200 Positions in Three Years

IncSmart Utah (Small Business and Startups) - Tyson Fresh Meats plans for $300 million dollar meat packaging plant for Utah County.  This new plant will add an estimated 27 million dollars in the next ten years for the state.  The Economic Development Board of Directors voted for post performance tax credit of $5 million dollars over 10 years.  The state is also offering $300,000 for infrastructure.  The new plant will be over 400,000 square feet in size. 
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Lordstown Ohio Sees New Light

Lordstown Ohio Sees New Light

Lordstown Ohio Sees New Light

GM to Sale Plant to Workhorse

IncSmart North Canton Ohio (Small Business and Startups) - Lordstown Ohio sees new light as GM negotiates sale of manufacturing plant to Workhorse Group.  Workhorse, a Cincinnati based company,  builds electric trucks and drones.  General Motors stopped building the Chevrolet Cruze in March.  Lordstown has been assembling vehicles for over 50 years.  This is good news for the community.  Some General Motors employees will still have the opportunity to transfer to other plants in order to save seniority and pensions.   
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Mazda Toyota Alabama is Hiring

Mazda Toyota Alabama is Hiring

Mazda Toyota Alabama is Hiring

Job Postings Through the Summer

IncSmart Alabama (Small Business and Startups) - Mazda Toyota in Alabama is hiring.  Several key positions are needed to be filled.  The manufacturing company is going to create 4000 jobs and are currently hiring administrative staff and maintenance positions.  They will start posting jobs starting this summer.  They are now hiring team leaders that will be trained in Japan.  Limestone County has led all counties in growth and investment with over 4000 jobs as part of the Trump economy. 
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Chewy Picks North Carolina

Chewy Picks North Carolina

Chewy Picks North Carolina

Groundbreaking in Rowan County

IncSmart North Carolina (Small Business and Startups) - Chewy Inc, the online retailer for pet products, picks North Carolina for it's new fulfillment center.  They will locate it's new fulfillment center in Rowan County, and a groundbreaking will be in May.  They plan to invest $55 million dollars in the new center.  This new center will improve the delivery of products to the Southeast United States.  The construction of the new facility will be 700,000 square foot.  
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BASF Second Phase of Louisiana Expansion

BASF Second Phase of Louisiana Expansion

BASF Second Phase of Louisiana Expansion

Geismar Plant Continues Growth

IncSmart Louisiana (Small Business and Startups)BASF second phase of Louisiana expansion as the largest chemical plant in North America continues.   This expansion will cost BASF $87 million dollars.  The company has already committed $150d million dollars to phase 1 of the expansion in the 2000 acre project in Ascension Parish,  BASF and the city of Geismar have a 30 year history.  Geismar is in the heart of Louisiana's chemical corridor. 
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South Dakota Joins Fermi Lab Experiment

South Dakota Joins Fermi Lab Experiment

South Dakota Joins Fermi Lab Experiment

Kiewit Alberici Brings Jobs to Lead

IncSmart South Dakota (Small Business and Startups) - South Dakota joins the Fermi Lab experiment with Kiewit Alberici bringing jobs to Lead.  The science experiment is growing and expanding at the Sanford underground Research Facility, and is expected to hire between 30 to 100 employees.  The office will be located in downtown Lead at the Gold Rush Plaza.  Subcontracts will be awarded to local contractors.  Contracts will last as long as 5 years.  Lead is an old mining town located in the Black Hills region of South Dakota,  home of the Homestake Miming Company. 
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GM Michigan Plant Investment

GM Michigan Plant Investment

GM Michigan Plant Investment

Orion Township Plant

IncSmart Michigan (Small Business and Startups) - GM Michigan plant investment at Orion Township north of Detroit.  The $300 million investment in the facility will create 400 new Michigan jobs.  This plant is replacing an electric car manufacturing plan for China.  After intense lobbying by President Trump after GM closed an Ohio plant, this is good news for labor unions in Michigan.  Last year General Motors imported 1 million vehicles from Mexico where it has ramped up production facilities instead of opening plants in the US.  
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Fiat Chrysler Builds Plant in Michigan

Fiat Chrysler Builds Plant in Michigan

Fiat Chrysler Builds Plant in Michigan

6500 Jobs to Detroit

IncSmart Michigan (Small Business and Startups) - Fiat Chrysler to build plant in Michigan.  They will spend $4.5 billion dollars in and around Detroit.  They will also be opening a boarded up engine plant as part of the investment.  It has been over 30 years since Chrysler has build a plant in Michigan.  Production at the new plant should start by the end of 2020.  President Trump is praising Chrysler for investing in Michigan.  The new USMCA (the old NAFTA) is already benefiting the city of Detroit. 
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Arkansas Hires Hundreds of Truck Drivers

Arkansas Hires Hundreds of Truck Drivers

Arkansas Hires Hundreds of Truck Drivers

Walmart Increases Pay

IncSmart Arkansas (Small Business and Startups) - Arkansas hires hundreds of truck drivers to cover shortages.  The salary for the new drivers is increasing to $90,000 a year.  Included with the pay increase, Walmart is adding 1 cent per mile in addition to the 88 cents per mile they are paying.  The median salary for truck drives is $54,000 a year, according to The American Trucking Association.  The association also said there is a nationwide shortage of truck driver and the number could be as high as 175,000 by the year 2026.

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District of Columbia Boosts Opportunity Zones

District of Columbia Boosts Opportunity Zones

District of Columbia Boosts Opportunity Zones

President Trump Targets Distressed Communities

IncSmart District of Columbia (Small Business and Startups) - District of Columbia boosts Opportunity Zones in distressed areas of the United States.  President Trump signed an order directing 13 Federal Agencies to target low income and distressed areas in America.  The program was created in 2017.   State governors have  included over 8700 areas that can benefit from the Opportunity Zone distinction.  The program will be headed by HUD Secretary Ben Carson.  
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Recovery in Alaska Begins

Recovery in Alaska Begins

Recovery in Alaska Begins

Anchorage Rebuilding Will Take Several Weeks

IncSmart Alaska (Small Business and Startups) - Recovery in Alaska Begins after an earthquake seven miles northwest of Anchorage.  There were no fatalities.  President Trump said no expense is too great from help from the Federal Government.  The state is just beginning to evaluate the damage.  This quake was not as severe as the quake in 1964 of 9.2 magnitude that resulted in 129 deaths, but the state warned it would takes weeks to recover, as they are still fighting hundreds of gas leaks that are causing fires.  
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Amazon to Headquarter in Virginia

Amazon to Headquarter in Virginia

Amazon to Headquarter in Virginia

Arlington County Virginia to Issue Bonds

IncSmart Virginia (Small Business and Startups) - Governor Ralf Northern announces Amazon's plans to headquarter in National Landing Virginia.  Virginia is offering Amazon $573 million is subsidies from the state.  Virginia is also paying bonuses to Amazon for helping create jobs, and a $300 million dollar infrastructure deal.  Virginia will provide Amazon $22,000 per person for workforce creation,  up to a maximum of $750 million dollars.  Virginia and Arlington County are offering as much as $800 in public assistance.  Virginia will have to share the headquarters with New York City.  
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Pennsylvania to Reopen First Bank

Pennsylvania to Reopen First Bank

Pennsylvania to Reopen First Bank

$26 Million Dollar Refurbishment

IncSmart Pennsylvania (Small Business and Startups) - Pennsylvania to Reopen First Bank.  The governor or Pennsylvania has just announced the refurbishing of the First Bank of the United States.  The building will become a museum. The First Bank of Philadelphia was founded by Alexander Hamilton, and charted on February 25, 1791.  Hamilton was Secretary of the Treasury, and created the bank to help the United States with it's huge debt after the Revolutionary War.  


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Recovery in North Carolina from Florence

Recovery in North Carolina from Florence

Recovery in North Carolina from Florence

Property Damage in the Billions

IncSmart North Carolina (Small Business and Startups) - Recovery will be a long recovery period in North Carolina from Hurricane Florence. It is estimated thirteen billion dollars in property damage.  Flood damage to homes and business will be extensive and will make a huge financial impact in the state.  Few North Carolinians have flood insurance, and hundreds of thousands of homes are still without power.  There will be a massive rebuilding not only of housing but of infrastructures and roads.  Millions of livestock animals have died and the Price Gauging Law will be in effect for 45 days.  
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