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Jinko Solar Invests in Florida

Jinko Solar Invests in Florida

Jinko Solar Invests in Florida

Jacksonville to Receive 800 New Jobs

IncSmart Florida (Small Business and Startups) - Chinese manufacturer, Jinko Solar, is finalizing plans on investing millions in Florida.  The plans include building a factory in Jacksonville FL at 4660 New World Ave.  These plans were announced a week after the Trump Tariffs were announced.  The President wants the Chinese solar panel firm to make more of their products in America.  The city and state are still finalizing the incentive package.  City council documents show a pledge of $410 million.  
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Kentucky Hemp Farming

Kentucky Hemp Farming

Kentucky Hemp Farming

Farmers Eager To Change from Tobacco to Hemp

IncSmart Kentucky (Small Business and Startups) - Kentucky wants to bring back hemp farming.  However hemp is still listed as a controlled substance next to it's relative, marijuana.  Kentucky senator Mitch McConnell, trying remove the plant from the list and to allow farms to produce it commercially.  34 states have all ready authorized hemp research, while actual production is in 19 states.  Current or ex tobacco farmer could easily make the conversion to hemp production.

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Steel Plant Expansion in Texas

Steel Plant Expansion in Texas

Steel Plant Expansion in Texas

$500 million Expansion in Baytown

IncSmart Texas (Small Business and Startups) - JSE steel plant in Texas will get an expansion in Texas.  The company plans to bring over 500 jobs to the Baytown economy.  The investment is over $500 million and will also include new construction.  JSW USA operates one of the widest steel pipe and plate mills in North America.  The JSW group bought the bankrupt Baytown steel assets for $810 million in October 2007, and is operating about 30% .
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Tax Incentive for Oregon Business

Tax Incentive for Oregon Business

Tax Incentive for Oregon Business

Take Action Before March 15

IncSmart Oregon (Small Business and Startups) - The new tax incentive for Oregon business has been created to drive investment in communities that have previously been hampered by a lack of access to capital.  The federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 allows Oregon’s Governor to nominate up to 86 Opportunity Zones in the state. The final selections will be made by the U.S. Department of Treasury from this list.  Under the new federal tax laws, investors with currently unrealized capital gains can move those gains tax deferred into an Opportunity Fund.  Opportunity Funds are expected to be created by Community Development Financial Institutions.


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Lorain Ohio Steel Mill Opening

Lorain Ohio Steel Mill Opening

Lorain Ohio Steel Mill Opening

 Over 1000 Jobs May Open in Two Months

IncSmart Ohio (Small Business and Startups) - Republic Steel with headquarters in Canton , plans on opening Ohio plant after President Trump announced tariffs.  The plan is to restart the facility in Lorain Ohio to prepare for an anticipated growth for demand across the nation after President Trumps announcement.  Tariffs are often used as a last resort, but the domestic steel industry has reached that point.  Chinese steel has flooded the outside it's borders and roiled the global market, affecting steel mills and workers everywhere.  

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Illinois Reopening Steel Plant

Illinois Reopening Steel Plant

Illinois Reopening Steel Plant

Granite City Benefits from the Trump Tariffs. 

IncSmart Illinois (Small Business and Startups) - US Steel is reopening an idled plant, bringing back a community by rehiring employees.  The steel plant has been closed since 2015, due to the unfair trade practices and the dumping of cheap steal.  The steel industry has been in a steady decline for years.  The average wage of the plant employee was $64,000.  

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Worst State for Business - California

Worst State for Business - California

Worst State for Business - California

A Record 11 Years Straight

IncSmart California  (Small Business and Startups) - And the winner is...   California.  500 CEOs from across America, have said for eleven years in a row, that California is the worst state in the union to run a company.  This appears to be an reward the California relishes.  Instead of the government making improvements to the last place finish, they have kept thing at least the same for the past eleven years.  

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