JHE Production Group Inc., headquartered in Concord, is a runner-up in the 2005 BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA Small Business of the Year competition. The company, founded in 1987 by Jay Howard, provides event planning and production. Currently, all revenue comes from racing-related events. In 2005, JHE put on shows at twenty-five of the thirty-eight races in NASCAR's top circuit, the Nextel Cup. It handles entertainment at the fourteen contests of the Indy Racing League and other racing-themed events. The company projects revenues in 2005 of $5.5 million.