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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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 Wisconsin Harley Davidson Goes Electric

Wisconsin Harley Davidson Goes Electric

 Wisconsin Harley Davidson Goes Electric

Electric Motorcycles in 18 Months

IncSmart Wisconsin (Small Business and Startups) - Wisconsin Harley Davidson goes electric.  They are planning a big investment in electric motorcycles.  The launch schedule for its first electric motor bike is in 18 months, maybe sooner.  The market is in its infancy and Harley Davidson is pushing it's way to be the world leader in the electrification of motorcycles.

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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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Alabama Chosen for Japanese Joint Venture

Alabama Chosen for Japanese Joint Venture

Alabama Chosen for Japanese Joint Venture

Huntsville to Gain 4000 Jobs

IncSmart Alabama (Small Business and Startups) -   Toyota and Mazda have announced that they have selected Huntsville Alabama as their joint venture manufacturing site. The plant could make Alabama the fourth largest state in America when it comes to auto manufacturing.  Toyota and Mazda annual production capacity will increase to 300,000 vehicles.  The Toyota Mazda incentive package is over $800 million.  This is a new trend of foreign based automakers building American factories in the south.  Detroit still owns the title to automobile manufacturing.  


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Fiat Chrysler Moves Ram Unit to Michigan

Fiat Chrysler Moves Ram Unit to Michigan

Fiat Chrysler Moves Ram Unit to Michigan

Mexico Loses Plant to Warren

IncSmart Michigan (Small Business and Startups) - Fiat Chrysler is moving it's massive Ram production plant from Mexico to Michigan.  President Trump tweets he had more great news resulting from his historical tax cuts and reforms.  The company said the new federal tax laws, have made this shift possible.  The legislation was signed into law in December.  America has cut the corporation tax rate from 35 to 21 percent.  

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Nevada Marijuana Lounges

Nevada Marijuana Lounges

Nevada Marijuana Lounges

Speakeasies to Open by March 2018

IncSmart Nevada (Small Business and Startups) -  City and County officials want to make Las Vegas, the first city in the country to open marijuana lounges.  They hope to have the lounges opened by March or April of 2017.  The lounges may also obtain separate licenses to sell marijuana paraphernalia, such as pipe and bongs.  The lounges are also looking at food service , as long as the food does not contain pot or pot oils.  The lounges will not sale pot, but will allow customers to bring their own.
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Florida Cancer Drug Price Gouging

Florida Cancer Drug Price Gouging

Florida Cancer Drug Price Gouging

NextSource Biotechnology LLC

IncSmart Florida (Small Business and Startups) - Florida drug company is accused of price gouging.  Cancer drug, Gleostine, has skyrocketed nearly 1400% since it's purchase from Bristol-Myers Squib from NextSource.   This potentially life saving drug is now out of reach for patients suffering from brain tumors and Hodgins lymphoma.  Stories of Martin Shkerli come roaring back before 2018 begins.

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AXISCADES Headquarters in Indiana

AXISCADES Headquarters in Indiana

AXISCADES Headquarters in Indiana

$10 Million Investment in Columbus

IncSmart Indiana (Small Business and Startups) - AXISCADES, a global engineering company, is locating it's US headquarters in Indiana.  The company will initially open it's office at 810 Brown St. ion Columbus.  This follows a week long trade mission by the governor.  The plan is for AXISCADES to create up to 100 jobs within the first year of operations, and 500 additional Hoosiers employees by the year 2023.
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Wisconsin Lifts Ban on Mining

Wisconsin Lifts Ban on Mining

Wisconsin Lifts Ban on Mining

 Governor lifts 20 Year Moratorium

IncSmart Wisconsin (Small Business and Startups) -  Wisconsin lifts 20 year ban on mining.  Governor Walker signed the bill lifting the moratorium on gold and silver mining.  Ending the ban, will energize the mining industry in northern Wisconsin and grow the local economies.   
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District of Columbia Ends Obamacare

District of Columbia Ends Obamacare

District of Columbia Ends Obamacare

 Mandate is over

IncSmart Washington DC (Small Business and Startups) - Congress votes to end the individual mandate on Obamacare. Absence of the mandate penalties, Americans will voluntarily forgo enrolling in health care coverage, instead of losing coverage.  The CBO says the repeal of the mandate will not result in a catastrophe for the American health industry, but just ends forcing all Americans to purchase insurance they may not need or want.  The penalty for not having health coverage in 2017 is $695 per adult and $348 per child.  This ends up being 2.5% of the household income, whichever is greater.  Four million taxpayers paid the penalty in 2016.

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Alaska ANWAR Drilling in Trump Tax Cuts

Alaska ANWAR Drilling in Trump Tax Cuts

Alaska ANWAR Drilling in Trump Tax Cuts

Creation of Thousands of Jobs

IncSmart Alaska (Small Business and Startups) - Alaska ANWAR drilling is in the Trump tax cuts. The Artic National Wildlife Refuge is the last petroleum frontier.  ANWA has been a battle ground between the Federal government and state government for years.  Who controls the 19.4 million acres of state resources.  President Trump just gave 1.5 million acres back to the state of Alaska.  The area open to business is known as Area 1002.  The vast majority of ANWA will remain untouched by  energy companies.

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Trump Defense Budget Good For Virginia

Trump Defense Budget Good For Virginia

Trump Defense Budget Good For Virginia

National Defense Authorization Act

IncSmart Virginia (Small Business and Startups) - Virginia ready for the new defense budget.  President Trump signed into law on December 12, a $700 billion defense budget.  The new budget is known as the National Defense Authorization Act.  The law funds new priorities for the military.  The budget includes $26 billion for 14 new ships, $6 billion for Virginia Class Submarines, and $5 billion for aircraft carriers. The navy at this time has 270 vessels and would grow to 355 ships with the new bill.  All reactors that will go into the nuclear carriers and submarines are built in Lynchburg.
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Nebraska $500 Million Redevelopment

Nebraska $500 Million Redevelopment

Nebraska $500 Million Redevelopment

ConAgra Campus Gets New Life

IncSmart Nebraska (Small Business and Startups) - Nebraska begins a new $500 million redevelopment for downtown Omaha.  The 10 year project could break ground in 2019.  The project encompasses a two block long plaza of the old Conagra headquarters.  Conagra moved it's headquarters from Omaha to Chicago last year.  The old Conagra campus will get new life.  The development requires various approvals, including a request for for tax increment financing to help defray the public improvement requests.  
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Washington Bids For NHL Franchise

Washington Bids For NHL Franchise

Washington Bids For NHL Franchise

Seattle Expansion Plans

IncSmart Washington (Small Business and Startups) - Seattle Washington bids for NHL expansion plans.  The price tag for the expansion is $650 million.  This is a 30% increase of the $500 million paid by the Vegas Golden Knights franchise in 2016.  The delay for the NHL choosing Seattle as an expansion team are the delays of the environmental impact statement being prepared for KeyArena.  If the report is released by October and the renovations begin, the league will reward the city a team.
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