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New Mexico Top in Pecan Prodcution

New Mexico Top in Pecan Prodcution

New Mexico Top in Pecan Production

900 Million Pounds Doubling in Ten Years

IncSmart New Mexico (Small Business and Startups) - New Mexico toped America in pecan production by producing over 90 million pounds in 2018.  Dona Ana County produced about 73% of the New Mexico pecan crops.  Eddy County follows a distant second with 11%.  Dona Ana County is in the Southeast part of the state, just north of El Paso Texas.  Las Cruses is the county seat and the population is just over 200,000 residents.  New Mexico pecan production has almost doubled since 2008. 
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Minnesota Flood Diversion

Minnesota Flood Diversion

Minnesota Flood Diversion

Channeling the Red River North

IncSmart Minnesota (Small Business and Startups) - Minnesota Flood Diversion plans on saving property on the Red River is moving along.  Cities in both Minnesota and North Dakota have been buying houses along the Red River at a steady paced, and replacing them with flood levies and walls.  The record flood in 2009, forced the residents to fill over 7 million sandbags in 10 days.  The original cost by the US Army Corps of Engineers was $1.4 billion dollars, but has increased to over $2.75 billion.  
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Florida Business on Cuba Travel Restrictions

Florida Business on Cuba Travel Restrictions

Florida Business on Cuba Travel Restrictions

Florida Claims Settlement Commission

IncSmart Florida (Small Business and Startups) - Florida business may see slowdown Cuba travel restrictions.  President Trump announced new restrictions limiting non family travel to the communist nation, and to tighten the economic embargo.  Trump is making it illegal to conduct business in Cuba.  Airlines and Cruise Lines will be most impacted by the new restrictions.  Port Miami and Port of Everglades in Fr. Lauderdale are two of the busiest ports in the world.
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Daimler to Convert Oregon Factory

Daimler to Convert Oregon Factory

Daimler to Convert Oregon Factory

Portland to Produce Electric Trucks

IncSmart Oregon (Small Business and Startups) -Daimler to convert Oregon factory in Portland to produce electric trucks.  The trucks are freightliner trucks.  Oregon was chosen for it's proximity to California.  Daimler has received a $15 million dollar grant from SCAQMD, which is South Coast Air Quality Management in California.  
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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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Kentucky Builds New Corvette

Kentucky Builds New Corvette

Kentucky Builds New Corvette

Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green

IncSmart Kentucky (Small Business and Startups) - Kentucky builds new Corvette in Kentucky and the model will be revealed in July 18, 2019, and is expected to go on sale in 2020.  This is a huge benefit for the Bowling Green community.  The Corvette has been built exclusively in Bowling Green for the last 40 years, and General Motors has invested over $900 million dollars into this facility.  The plant has built over 1 million Corvettes.  The price of the Corvette start at $80,000. 
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Nevada Opens Minor League Ball Park

Nevada Opens Minor League Ball Park

Nevada Opens Minor League Ball Park

Oakland A's Minor Team In Las Vegas

IncSmart Nevada (Small Business and Startups) - Nevada opens $150 million Minor League ball park in Summerlin with free parking for fans.  The new ball park is home of the Aviators, the Oakland As minor team.  Las Vegas tourism official also anteed up $80 million dollars for the project.  The ball park is within walking distance of the Red Rock Hotel and Casino.  

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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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Russian Company Invests in Kentucky

Russian Company Invests in Kentucky

Russian Company Invests in Kentucky

Appalachia Aluminum Mill

IncSmart Kentucky (Small Business and Startups) - Russian company invests in Kentucky.  The new mill is being built in the Appalachia area near Ashland on the tri state area of the Ohio River.   Construction will include hiring 1500 construction workers d.  After completion the firm will add an additional 650 full time employees.  The plants start date will be early 2021.  
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Tenaska Closes Financing for Missouri Project

Tenaska Closes Financing for Missouri Project

Tenaska Closes Financing for Missouri Project

Wind Project in Nodaway County

IncSmart Missouri (Small Business and Startups) - Tenaska closes financing for Missouri project in Nodaway County.  The wind project in Clear Creek Energy Center is under construction.  The wind farm will become operational later this year.  Tenaska is based in Omaha Nebraska.  Commercial operations are scheduled to start in 2020.   Tenaska will build and operate the wind farm. The onshore wind farm chose Nodaway because of its high wind location.  
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Lucid Motors to Build Plant in Arizona

Lucid Motors to Build Plant in Arizona

Lucid Motors to Build Plant in Arizona

Casa Grande Auto Production to start in 2020

IncSmart Arizona (Small Business and Startups) - Lucid Motors to build 700 million dollar plant in Casa Grande Arizona.  Pinal County will lease the land to Lucid for four years.  Lucid will receive over 1 billion dollars from Saudi Arabia in investments for it's new electric car plant.  Lucid will launch it's first luxury car, Lucid Air in 2020.  Lucid may also receive $5 million from the Arizona Competes Fund.  This money the governor used to help bring companies to the state.
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Nikola Motors Buys Arizona Land

Nikola Motors Buys Arizona Land

Nikola Motors Buys Arizona Land

2000 Jobs to Coolidge

IncSmart Arizona (Small Business and Startups) - Nikola Motors buys land in Coolidge Arizona for production of it's new hydrogen powered Class 8 trucks.  Nikola is planning on investing over $1 billion dollars in Arizona over the next six year.  The plant will bring 2000 jobs directly to Coolidge with 1000 more jobs for suppliers.  Nikola is also building it's new headquarters in Phoenix.  The home office will include research, design and development departments.  
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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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Maryland to Ban Styrofoam

Maryland to Ban Styrofoam

Maryland to Ban Styrofoam

Becoming Eco Friendly

IncSmart Maryland (Small Business and Startups) - Maryland to become the first state to band Styrofoam as lawmakers vote for approval.  The state will become the first in the union to establish a ban, with Hawaii next in line,  The effective date will be July 1st, 2020.  Many counties such as Montgomery and Prince George have already established a ban.  The state is looking to create a cleaner Baltimore Harbor.  Over 100,000 Styrofoam containers washed down Jones Fall in 2018.  
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