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Illinois Electric Cars

Illinois Electric Cars

IncSmart Illinois (Small Business and Startups) - Illinois Electric Cars.  Electric truck maker Rivian has raised $2.5 billion dollars for it's truck plant in Normal Illinois.  These vehicles will be available in 2021.  The new trucks and SUVs will travel over 400 miles on one electric charge.  Normal is 130 miles southwest of the city of Chicago.  

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Amazon's Kentucky Air Hub

Amazon's Kentucky Air Hub

Amazon's Kentucky Air Hub

2000 Employees to be Hired

IncSmart Kentucky (Small Business and Startups) - Amazon's new Kentucky air hub just broke ground in the suburb of Cincinnati.  Amazon is investing 1.4 billion dollars on its new delivery location.  Amazon will lease 900 acres of land from the airport for 50 years.  The building will be the largest in Kentucky.  The new air hub will enable Amazon to deliver more of it's products in place of using shipping companies like the US Postal service and the overnight companies of Fed Ex and UPS.  Prime delivery times will change from two days to one day.  
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Apple Builds New Campus in Texas

Apple Builds New Campus in Texas

Apple Builds New Campus in Texas
1 Billion Dollar Plant In Austin

IncSmart Texas (Small Business and Startups) - Apple announces plans to build a new campus in Austin Texas.  The new plant will be less than one mile from it's current location in Palmer.  The first building will be open in three years.  Austin is becoming a high tech city set to overcome the Silicon Valley in San Jose.  Dell Technologies, Oracle Corp, Google, Facebook and Amazon are already located in the city.  Real estate values are on the rise.  Both residential and commercial.  

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Amazon in Washington to Increase Hourly Wages

Amazon in Washington to Increase Hourly Wages

 Amazon in Washington to Increase Hourly Wages

Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour in November

IncSmart Washington (Small Business and Startups) - Amazon to increase minimum wage to $15 an hour for all employees.  This will effect 250,000 employees nationwide (570,000 worldwide).  Amazon announcement will apply to Whole Foods employees as well.  This is also going to be seen as a boost to the local economies.  Many of Amazons workers are still part time.  None of Amazon's American employees belong to a union.  Regular orientation movies for employees show anti union films.  
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California Home to First Trillion Dollar Company

California Home to First Trillion Dollar Company

California Home to First Trillion Dollar Company

Apple Makes History

IncSmart California  (Small Business and Startups) - California is home to the first trillion dollar company.  Apple make history at $207.05 per share of stock.  A monumental brief moment.  The shares grew since reporting better than expected quarterly earnings Tuesday after the bell.   NASDAQ: AAPL

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Self Driving Shuttle in New York

Self Driving Shuttle in New York

Self Driving Shuttle in New York

Manhattans First Autonomous Bus

IncSmart New York (Small Business and Startups) - Self driving shuttle arrives in New York.  Coast Autonomous, a new startup in California, chose Times Square in New York City as the roll out for its new self driving bus going up and down Broadway between 47th and 48th Streets.  They expect to deploy the first fleets in 2019.  It is the first AV company to operate in Manhattan.  
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Maryland's Marriot Hotels Launches Alexa

Maryland's Marriot Hotels Launches Alexa

Maryland's Marriot Hotels Launches Alexa

Amazon to Place Alexa in Hotel Rooms

IncSmart Maryland (Small Business and Startups) - Alexa for Hospitality is Amazon's new hotel room program.  Alexa, by Amazon, the Seattle tech giant, will be programmed for hotels so guest can order from the front desk.  You do not have to have an Amazon account to use this new service, however guest will also be able to log in to their Amazon accounts.  Customize Echo features for each hotel property.  
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IBM Roars Back in Tennessee

IBM Roars Back in Tennessee

IBM Roars Back in Tennessee

 Oak Ridge Now Hosts the Worlds Fastest Super Computer

IncSmart Tennessee (Small Business and Startups) - IBM roars back in Tennessee.  The new Summit Supercomputer is up and running and on schedule after 4 years.  The IBM and the Oak Ridge team have designed the fastest computer on the planet, replacing China.    Will be in full operation by January 2019.  
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Facebook Builds Data Center in Utah

Facebook Builds Data Center in Utah

Facebook Builds Data Center in Utah

Mega Project off the I-15 Corridor in Eagle Mountain

IncSmart Utah (Small Business and Startups) - Facebook will build a data center in Eagle Mountain Utah.  The cost of the facility is $750 million.  Facebook may hire up to 100 people for the two building center.  Hiring will also create over 1000 construction jobs for the length of the project.  Construction is expected to last 18 months.  The facility is sitting on 500 acres at the end of Pony Express Parkway.  Construction will begin this month.  
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Amazon Hires in Massachusetts

Amazon Hires in Massachusetts

Amazon Hires in Massachusetts

New Office Opens 2021

IncSmart Massachusetts (Small Business and Startups) - Amazon will hire over 2000 employees in Boston.  It's new office will open in 2021, transforming the Boston waterfront.  The company will double it's existing workforce.  Amazon has already invested over $400 million in Massachusetts.  

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C3 IoT in California Accelerates AI

C3 IoT in California Accelerates AI

C3 IoT in California Grows AI

Connecting Everything to the Internet

IncSmart California  (Small Business and Startups) - C3 IoT in California grows Artificial Intelligence.  With the announcement of C3 IoT and Microsoft, a new strategic partnership will deliver this technology to American business and American consumers.  IoT is a new platform that connects things.   The Internet of Thing (IoT), is the ability to connect things using the internet.  These things include, cars, people and cellphones. 
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Oklahoma Creates Tech Workforce

Oklahoma Creates Tech Workforce

 Oklahoma Creates Tech Workforce

80 Career Offerings 

IncSmart Oklahoma (Small Business and Startups) - CareerTech is the oldest and largest technology center in Oklahoma.  It is a nationally acclaimed education system, which includes Tulsa Tech.  CareerTech system, Tulsa Tech is a high quality technical training school which produces a tech workforce for regional and national tech companies.  Tulsa Tech offers affordable training.  Tuition is free for public, private and home-schooled high school students.  Tuition is also affordable for adult students. Class offerings are designed for any schedule, with morning, afternoon, evening and all-day class options.

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Hyperloop in Missouri

Hyperloop in Missouri

Hyperloop in Missouri

700 Mile Per Hour Hyperloop Commute

IncSmart Missouri (Small Business and Startups) - There could be a hyperloop in Missouri's future.  The hyperloop will give commuters between Kansas City to St. Louis at 700 mile per hour ride.  The Missouri partnership will be a public-private partnership of Missouri scientists, builders and regulators.  The state's congested I-70 corridor between Kansas City and St. Louis will benefit from the new form of transportation.  Federal officials still need to determine whether the hyperloop system is safe enough for both passenger and cargo.  The study will take between six and nine months.  
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New York Plans For Biotech Hub

New York Plans For Biotech Hub

New York Plans For Bio Tech Hub

Searching for Investors and Partners

IncSmart New York (Small Business and Startups) - New York City is making plans to become a Biotech hub to boost its place as a tech center.  The city had been losing biotech business to other cities such as Boston and San Francisco.  New York City antes up $100 million of governments funds.  City hall is asking for proposals for the new funds, and is also accepting proposals for the hub and is open to joint ventures from public and private organizations.  The proposals are due by May.

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