Arkansas is home to more than 3 million people who live amongst the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains. Their capital city, Little Rock, features a variety of businesses and transportation options with a strong culture. Arkansans work predominantly in the agriculture industry, and is the United States’ largest producer of rice, broiler chickens, and turkeys.
Alabama, nicknamed the Yellowhammer State after its state bird, is also known as the “Heart of Dixie”. This is one of the nation’s more populated states, with over 4 million residents. Although previously, the state had a heavily industrial focus, it currently is dominated by aerospace, education, health care, banking, and manufacturing companies.
The last of the original colonies, Georgia is now home to more than 10 million people. The eastern edge of the state borders the Atlantic Ocean and there are rivers and mountains that run throughout the rest of the state. Georgia has a thriving economy, with many Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies headquarters located there. In fact, if the state were a stand-alone country, it would run as the 28th largest in the world.
Known as the “Bluegrass State” for its pastures, Kentucky is home to the world’s longest cave system, the contiguous nation’s greatest length of navigable waterways and streams, and two of the largest man-made lakes east of the Mississippi. The state is known for being home to the Bourbon trail, Kentucky Derby, and Kentucky Fried Chicken.
This state is home to 3 million people who live amongst the Mississippi Delta area’s riverfronts and forested areas. Currently, Mississippi has the lowest income per capita in the nation, but living costs here are much lower than other areas of the nation. The state has also earned the top ranking amongst the country’s most religious states. Home to a variety of industrial farms, the state now produces the majority of farm-raised catfish consumed within the U.S.
Located along the Atlantic Ocean and amongst the Appalachian Mountains, North Carolina is known as the “Tar Heel State”. The state is home to more than 10 million people and so large that it has been divided into 100 counties. The ability to use hydroelectric power, combined with the variety of soils within the state, has earned the state’s reputation as the nation’s industry and agricultural leader.
South Carolina is located between the Atlantic Ocean and Savannah River. Historically, this was the 8th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution and 1st to secede from the Union. Today, the state produces tobacco, poultry, cattle, textile goods, and chemical products. The large corporation Boeing recently chose the state as one of two assembly sites for the 787 Dreamliner.
The state of Tennessee is located between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River. This was one of the last states to leave the union and join the confederacy, and then furnished a significant amount of soldiers for both the confederate and union armies. Home to 6 million people, the state boasts popular tourist attractions in the cities of Nashville and Memphis.
Nicknamed the “Old Dominion” after its status as the first Colony, Virginia is a thriving state that is home to over 8 million residents. The state has diverse geography, including the Atlantic Ocean, Blue Ridge Mountains, and Chesapeake Bay. Because of this diversity, the economy of this state varies as well and includes agriculture, federal agencies, and military facilities. Most notably, the state is home to the U.S. Department of Defense headquarters and the Central Intelligence Agency.
Our ability to work in these various states allows the Lighting Solutions team to work with a variety of customers. This experience prompts us to expand our product offering and create more innovative solutions. We have also gained knowledge of the available rebates and incentives in each state, and strive to help each customer receive the biggest return possible. To learn more about our experiences within each area or to begin your lighting upgrade, contact us today to get started!