How committed are Japanese businesses to the South?
“The Southeast continues to grow in attractiveness for existing and new companies due to the relatively lower costs of living, labor and operating costs, investment incentive programs and strong logistics.”
Norikazu Mori, Chief Executive Director, JETRO Atlanta
“We’ve been in the South for around 35 years. With our Smyrna and Canton plants, our investments total around $10 billion. These are long-term investments. We want to build on our success.”
José Muñoz, Chairman, Nissan North America, Inc.
“We were one of the first Japanese companies to build a manufacturing operation in Georgia. There are now hundreds of Japanese companies in the Southeast, and we are happy to have played a role in facilitating that.”
Alex Gregory, Chairman & CEO, YKK Corporation of America
“We will continue to improve our performance and expand our facilities in the region to meet our current and future customers’ expectations and requirements.”
Masaki Sugisawa, President & CEO, M-Tek, Inc.