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Posted by Staff Writer on 10/17/2017 to Business Opportunities
Alabama wins Bombardier Jobs
Assembly Line for C Series in Mobile
IncSmart Alabama (Small Business and Startups) - Canadian jet maker, Bombardier has announced that it is selling a controlling stake in its C-series jetliner to European manufacturer Airbus. The European aerospace giant Airbus is planning a second assembly line for the 100 to 150 seat plane will be set up at Airbus's facility in Mobile Alabama.
Posted by Staff Writer on 10/10/2017 to Tips for Entrepreneurs
Manage Delaware Online Reputation
Protect Business From Online Reviews
IncSmart Delaware (Small Business and Startups) - The best way to manage and improve your online profile is to focus on building an excellent reputation through great customer service. Use the online tips for managing your Delaware online reputation, and learn how you should protect your business from poor online reviews and competitor comments.
Posted by Staff Writer on 10/10/2017 to Business Law
New York Legal Check Up
How An Attorney Can Help Your Business
IncSmart New York (Small Business and Startups) - Is it time for your small business legal check up? A companies greatest risk will may be something you never considered. A legal checkup helps you identify potential liabilities. Below are the questions an attorney can help you with.
Posted by Staff Writer on 10/6/2017 to Business Law
Equifax Grilled in District of Columbia
Equifax Breach on American Consumers
IncSmart Washington DC (Small Business and Startups) - Equifax gets grilled in District of Columbia. The have been testifying before the House Financial Services Committee over the massive data breach, that has affected an estimated 145.5 million consumers. This number will surely climb. To make matters worse, Equifax has been awarded $7.5 million no bid contract with the Internal Revenue Service.
Posted by Staff Writer on 10/3/2017 to Marijuana Startups
Georgia Marijuana Laws Change
Atlanta City Council Votes 15-0 To Decriminalize
IncSmart Georgia (Small Business and Startups) - Georgia marijuana laws are changing. Atlanta City Council members voted 15-0 to pass a ordinance to decriminalize marijuana. This ordinance would eliminate prison for possession of less than an ounce and would reduce any potential fine to a maximum of $75. The current law now has possession of pot within the city limits punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and imprisonment for up to six months.
Posted by Staff Writer on 9/26/2017 to Business Opportunities
Volvo in South Carolina
New Factory Doubled Investment to $1 Billion
IncSmart South Carolina (Small Business and Startups) - Swedish automaker is expanding its facility northwest of the port in Charleston. Volvo will doubled the number of jobs at the plant to nearly 4,000. This expansion will make the Volvo investment in South Carolina to more than $1 billion. The new expansion will include a training facility and a research and development at the Berkeley site.
Posted by Staff Writer on 9/21/2017 to Business Opportunities
Mercedes Benz Alabama Investment
1 Billion Expansion in Tuscaloosa
IncSmart Alabama (Small Business and Startups) - Mercedes Benz in Tuscaloosa Alabama is planning an investment and expansion for it's auto manufacturing plant. The investment is to reach 1 billion dollars. The company is expected to hire an additional 600 people. The population of Tuscaloosa is just under 100,000 residents. This will be a huge impact on the city. Construction is expected to start next year, and production from the new plant will begin around 2020.
Posted by Staff Writer on 9/20/2017 to Sports Business
Construction Begins on Nevada Stadium
Las Vegas Raiders Stadium
IncSmart Nevada (Small Business and Startups) - Construction is slowly starting at the site for the Las Vegas Raiders new stadium. Construction crews were at the location on Monday. They are prepping the 62 acres for predevelopment work expected to begin in December. The site of the 65,0000 seat domed football stadium is as Interstate 15 and Russell Road. The $1.9 billion project, is between Russell and Hacienda Avenue and between Dean Martin Drive and Polaris Avenue, west of I-15.
Posted by Staff Writer on 9/19/2017 to Real Estate
California Timberline Twister
Squaw Valley Roller Coaster
IncSmart California (Small Business and Startups) - The expansion for 850 new hotel rooms, condominiums and residential units as was approved. An entertainment complex will also include a roller coaster ride. Squaw Valley is now ready to compete with other skit resorts in the west, including Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. The expansion will produce $22 million in tax revenue, $20 million in transit initiatives and $150 million in new infrastructure.
Posted by Staff Writer on 9/12/2017 to Real Estate
Michigan to Demolish Abandoned Properties
Genesee County Land Bank and Flint
IncSmart Michigan (Small Business and Startups) - Michigan will begin demolishing abandoned commercial properties in Flint. The Genesee County Land Bank and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority announced the upcoming demolitions t his week. The properties will be demolished next year in 2018. A half-million-dollar grant from MSHDA will help to help pay for the projects. The grant funding provided by MSHDA, the city, the county and a private contribution.
Posted by Staff Writer on 9/7/2017 to Tech Business
Tech Group in District of Columbia Hires Vets
Unemployed Veterans Getting Hired
IncSmart Washington DC (Small Business and Startups) - Unemployed veterans are getting a fresh start from the technology trade association, Consumer Technology Association based in the District of Columbia. Advancing the employment of veterans will have a huge impact on the economy and the tech industry. Veterans are an untapped source of skills and leadership that has already been tested. The tech industry will benefit for the training our military men and women have already learned.
Posted by Staff Writer on 8/31/2017 to Sports Business
New Life in Michigan Dead Zone
New Home for Red Wings and Pistons
IncSmart Michigan (Small Business and Startups) - New life so coming to the Michigan dead Zone. The 50 block development called District Detroit is coming alive with new investments. The Ilitch family plans to invest over $200 million in private funds for a new $863 million arena. The arena will be in exchange for public dollars. The family owns the Red Wings, the Detroit Tigers, and Little Caesars Pizza. A hotel is also on the planning table.
Posted by Staff Writer on 8/29/2017 to Politics and Economy
SBA Disaster Loan Assistance for Texas
Home & Business Loans Available for Hurricane Harvey Recovery
IncSmart Texas (Small Business and Startups) - Home and business loans available for Hurricane Harvey recovery. SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters. SBA disaster loans can be used to repair or replace the following items damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster: real estate, personal property, machinery and equipment, and inventory and business assets.
Posted by Staff Writer on 8/28/2017 to Politics and Economy
FEMA and Texas Business
Protecting your Business From Flood Loss
IncSmart Texas (Small Business and Startups) - FEMA has a web page that will help Texas focus on the preparedness of small business. It discusses the risks particular to small businesses, the values of preparedness, and the various resources that small businesses can use to reduce impacts and financial damages of disruptive or catastrophic events and to return more quickly to normal operations with nominal effect to the revenue stream.
Posted by Staff Writer on 8/24/2017 to Sports Business
Missouri Ice Rink Complex
Creve Coeur Lake Park Awaits National Park Service Waiver
IncSmart Missouri (Small Business and Startups) - A new multimillion dollar ice rink complex is awaiting approval form the National Park Service. The new center will serve as a practice facility for the St. Louis Blues, and local St Louis residents youth and amateur hockey organizations. The new center will be built at Creve Coeur Lake Park. Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park is a 2,145-acre St. Louis County park located in Maryland Heights, north east of St. Louis on the Missouri River.
Posted by Staff Writer on 8/23/2017 to Business Opportunities
Penske Logistics Opens in Michigan
The Detroit Regional Aerotropolis Expands
IncSmart Michigan (Small Business and Startups) - Penske Logistics opens new distribution center in Michigan. The city of Romulus is in an area called the Detroit Regional Aerotropolis corridor. The Detroit Region Aerotropolis Development Corporation comprises seven communities around Detroit Metro and Willow Run Airports. There are 6,000 acres of land ready for development.
Posted by Staff Writer on 8/18/2017 to Sports Business
Atlanta Falcons New Stadium
First Football Game September 17
IncSmart Georgia (Small Business and Startups) - The new Mercedes Benz Stadium is readying for its August 26 grand opening. The $1.5 billion home for the Falcons, will show the city Saturday night. Lots of new high tech features. The scoreboard, which is a halo video board, is 63,800 square feet and stands 58 feet high, and 2,000 television screens located throughout the concourses. The retractable roof is still under construction. Security is also high tech. Visitors will scan digital tickets at checkpoints a nd walk through one of 140 magnetometer checkpoints.
Posted by Staff Writer on 8/16/2017 to Real Estate
New Tower in Northern California
San Francisco Billion Dollar High Rise
IncSmart California (Small Business and Startups) - The new SalesForce Tower in San Francisco is 1,170 feet tall and 60 stories high. This tower, now San Francisco's tallest building just feet lower than the new Los Angeles Wilshire Grand. SalesForce will open in the spring of 2018, in spite of people like Dianne Feinstein. The new tower is much higher than the downtown height limits she pushed for in the 1970s and the 1980s.
Posted by Staff Writer on 8/15/2017 to Tech Business
Facebook Builds Data Center in Ohio
New Albany Wins Million Dollar Facility
IncSmart Ohio (Small Business and Startups) - Facebook will invest $750 million to build a new center in New Albany Ohio. New Albany is a suburb of Columbus. The new facility will be powered renewable energy. For building the center in New Albany, Facebook will avoid paying $37 million in taxes. This includes $36.25 million in taxes on the computer equipment for the facility, and a tax abatement from the state.
Posted by Staff Writer on 8/11/2017 to Marijuana Startups
Hawaii Opens First Marijuana Dispensary
Maui Grown Therapies Receives Approval
IncSmart Hawaii (Small Business and Startups) - Hawaii has Opened its first marijuana dispensary. Maui Grown Therapies has received approval from the Hawaii Department of Health to sell medical marijuana. The dispensary sold marijuana to patients for two hours on Tuesday. Hawaii was one of the first states to legalize medical marijuana in 2000, but didn't legalize any dispensaries until 2015. The Department of Health has granted eight medical marijuana dispensaries licenses last year. Many dispensaries have already began growing medical marijuana, but they were unable to sell in dispensaries until recently. The delay was not having a certified lab to test the marijuana.
Posted by Staff Writer on 8/9/2017 to Politics and Economy
District of Columbia Unemployment Rising
Trump Fires 11,000 People
IncSmart Washington DC (Small Business and Startups) - District of Columbia unemployment rate rising. The Trump Administration has reversed the hiring trend of the previous two administrations - Obama hired 60 thousand in his first 6 months and Bush hires 37 thousand.
Posted by Staff Writer on 8/9/2017 to Federal and State Taxes
Illinois County Rolls Out Soda Tax
Federal Food Stamp Benefits are Exempt
IncSmart Illinois (Small Business and Startups) - Illinois county rolls out it's new soda tax. The penny per ounce tax on sugared beverages went into affect August 1. The tax applies to bottled sweetened beverages which includes soda, sports drinks, energy drinks, flavored water, and pre made sweetened coffee and tea with less than 50% milk content. The tax makes soft drinks sold in Chicago among the most expensive in the country, joining the cities of Philadelphia and San Francisco.
Posted by Staff Writer on 8/8/2017 to Energy Industry
Shale Gas Found in New Mexico
British Petroleum Purchases 33,000 Acres
IncSmart New Mexico (Small Business and Startups) - British Petroleum may have found shale gas in Northwest New Mexico. The discovery means the Mancos Shale, named after Mancos Colorado, could become one of America's top shale producing area The Mancos Shale is part of the San Juan Basin. the basin stretches from New Mexico and Colorado. British Petroleum purchased 33,000 acres from Devon Energy. British Petroleum plans to open a new office for the unit in Denver.
Posted by Staff Writer on 8/7/2017 to Business Opportunities
Ft Point Retail in Massachusetts
Retailers Scrambling to fill Storefronts
IncSmart Massachusetts (Small Business and Startups) - Fort Point in Boston is getting new lifeline. GE and Amazon are moving staff into their new offices. Amazon to bring 900 employees, and GE will bring 800 employees. Neighborhood foot traffic will increase substantially in 2018. Along with GE offices, GE is planning on opening a museum and a coffee shop. The demand for commercial storefronts is causing an increase in rents for tenants on this once empty neighborhood. The Boston Planning & Development Agency is also awarding five grants totaling $50,300 to groups at Ft Point for art and education that will benefit the general public.
Posted by Staff Writer on 8/4/2017 to Business Opportunities
Tennessee May Benefit from Joint Venture
Toyota and Mazda Assembly Plant
IncSmart Tennessee (Small Business and Startups) - Tennessee may benefit from a joint investment of Toyota and Mazda new assembly plant. Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp plan to spend $1.6 billion in a joint venture auto manufacturing plant in the US. The production capacity of 300,000 vehicles. The plant is scheduled to begin operations by 2021. Toyota will acquire 5.05 percent stake in Mazda. Mazda will acquire .25 percent stake in Toyota.