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Aug 10, 2018

Japanese partnerships boost state's economy

A huge wave of excitement and optimism swept through Texas’ business community after Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. announced that it would move its North American headquarters to the Lone Star State last year. “The time for Texas has arrived,” said Bexar County Economic Development Director David Marquez. Bexar County, in San Antonio, welcomed the state’s first major Japanese investment courtesy of then-mayor Henry Cisneros when Toyota chose the area for the assembly plant of its Tundra pickup trucks.

Texas 2018 / Economic Development
Aug 10, 2018

City of Grapevine gets boost from Kubota

Mayor William D. Tate is proud of his city and rightly so. Mayor William D. Tate of Grapevine, Texas “Grapevine is at the center of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and at the center of the United States. Geographically, we have an advantage. We have no corporate inc...

Texas 2018 / Economic Development
Aug 10, 2018

City of Cedar Hill: Diverse, flexible and open

Located at the highest point of Dallas County and just 20 minutes from the city center, Cedar Hill is situated in one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas of the United States, replete with tremendous potential and opportunities. Culturally, economically and geogr...

Texas 2018 / Economic Development
Aug 10, 2018

Dallas does business right

Dallas is the most populous city in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and the fourth-largest, population-wise, in the United States. Because of market size, the local economy is ripe for various business investments. Companies have set up their head offices in Dallas, located be...

Texas 2018 / Japanese-born
Aug 10, 2018

Kubota tractor moves to Dallas Fort Worth area

As Texas emerges as a center of innovation for several industries such as agriculture, computer science, and energy, Japan-based Kubota Tractor Corp. moved its U.S. headquarters from California to the Dallas-Fort Worth area as part of its growth and diversification plan. ...

Texas 2018 / Japanese-born
Aug 10, 2018

OKI Data Americas: Positioned for the future

In its 46th year of operation, OKI Data Americas has earned its reputation as a manufacturer of cutting-edge printing technologies and leading provider of high-quality, cost-effective digital printing solutions for today’s ever-changing business climate. Backed by To...

Texas 2018 / Japanese-born
Aug 10, 2018

Crossing borders to spot top talent

As the Japanese economy continues to grow, domestic companies have spent more money and time improving their business practices to match global standards and trends. Smaller firms, in particular, have begun paying closer attention to building a talented workforce. For ...

Texas 2018 / Home-grown
Aug 10, 2018

Avazzia: Working hard to restore your wellness, naturally

Incorporated in 2004, medical device manufacturer Avazzia has been pioneering innovative health care in Texas. The company o­ffers a wide range of solutions for pain relief, beauty restoration and animal health, among others. Avazzia’s products are most noted for th...

Texas 2018 / Home-grown
Aug 10, 2018

Lone Star College: A valuable contributor to Houston

Houston, Texas, is often recognized as one of the most diverse cities in America. Located in the northern part of this city is Lone Star College (LSC), one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the country. Founded in 1972, LSC provides more than 170 study programs...

Texas 2018 / Home-grown
Aug 10, 2018

The growing ties between Texas and Japan

In May 2018, the U.S.-Japan Council (USJC) held the ­first ever Japan-Texas Economic Summit (JTES) in Houston, Texas. Aimed at strengthening Japan-Texas relations, the event brought together more than 400 government and private sector leaders from nearly 50 cities and or...

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