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Mar 17, 2023

All ready for another wave of Japanese investment

For more than half a century, the Southern United States has attracted Japanese automakers and hundreds of other Japanese companies within the automotive supply chain, successfully drawing them in with a business-friendly environment and a consistent stream of reliable skilled workers.

Southern USA 2023 / Economic Development
Mar 17, 2023

Mississippi Development Authority: Building mighty relationships

The Mississippi River continues to play a pivotal role in the development of Mississippi. To maximize the advantages provided by the river, Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) has formed close partnerships with businesses and regional economic development groups to pr...

Southern USA 2023 / Economic Development
Mar 17, 2023

Opelika Economic Development: Well prepared for investment

Located just 75 minutes from the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and accessible by an interstate highway, the city of Opelika in neighboring Alabama has become a much talked about investment center in the United States.

Southern USA 2023 / Economic Development
Mar 17, 2023

City of Ardmore: Promoting Oklahoma to Japanese companies

Only a 90-minute drive from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous urban centers in the United States, the city of Ardmore in neighboring Oklahoma is positioning itself as an up-and-coming growth center in the state as well as the country.

Southern USA 2023 / Economic Development
Mar 17, 2023

Fort Smith: Raising its profile with Japanese businesses

Many people may not know that Fort Smith, Arkansas, is the state's third-largest city. Situated near major highways, railways and in close proximity to the Arkansas River, Fort Smith has attracted a lot of businesses over the years, giving it the highest concentration of ...

Southern USA 2023 / Economic Development
Mar 17, 2023

Tupelo rolls out the red carpet

In a competitive race to attract investment, thousands of cities and towns across the 50 states have formulated a variety of winning strategies, all of them highlighting their unique selling points and promoting a multitude of incentives. But, from Mississippi, there is a...

Southern USA 2023 / Local Leaders
Mar 17, 2023

Shinwa: Joining the world, joining the future

Founded in 1951, leading Japanese engineering trading company Shinwa Co. opened its U.S. operations in Kentucky in 1987 as the first step to exporting its metal-joining expertise.

Southern USA 2023 / Local Leaders
Mar 17, 2023

LSU at Eunice: Fertile ground for excellence

Established in 1964, Louisiana State University, Eunice has established a reputation for its agriculture and health-related programs.

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