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U.S. Great Plains 2018
Jul 27, 2018

Japanese investment finds new fertile ground

Dubbed “America's Bread Basket,” the U.S. Great Plains, a mega–region that is part of the even bigger Midwest, is a sweeping area of land that spans the whole of Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota, as well as parts of Minnesota, Iowa and Oklahoma. Thanks to the Great Plains' traditional image of vast, golden fields of wheat and population of friendly, hard-working individuals, the region, at least to outsiders, is well known for its excellence in agriculture and cattle. While the Midwestern work ethic is still true today as it has been in the past, what is rapidly changing is the speed of innovation that is happening across the region, whether such innovation is found in agricultural efficiency, industrial automation or the life sciences.

U.S. Great Plains 2018 / Missouri
Jul 27, 2018

How Industry 4.0 and automation are changing our machinery

As technology continues to play a major role in advancing most areas of our everyday lives, it is also transforming the manufacturing industry. Industry 4.0 is a name for the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies and is commonly refer...

U.S. Great Plains 2018 / Missouri
Jul 27, 2018

UMSL and the spirit of St. Louis

A vibrant metropolitan region with 2.8 million people and home to 18 Fortune 1000 companies, St. Louis hosts the operations of many industry leaders, such as Ameren, Anheuser-Busch In-Bev, Boeing, BJC Healthcare, Centene, Edward Jones, Emerson, Enterprise, Express Scripts...

U.S. Great Plains 2018 / Missouri
Jul 27, 2018

Hunter Engineering: A pioneer in Japan and around the world

Founded in St. Louis, Missouri in 1946, Hunter Engineering develops automotive service equipment and exports its products to more than 130 countries around the world. The company has earned several awards from the U.S. Department of Commerce over many years.

U.S. Great Plains 2018 / Minnesota
Jul 27, 2018

Minnesota university focuses on wellness

Whether through its academic programs, clinics, research or partnerships, Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis, Minnesota has led the way in advancing medical alternatives that bring natural and holistic practices to the forefront of health care. The sch...

U.S. Great Plains 2018 / Missouri
Jul 27, 2018

A burgeoning investment hub in the Midwest

The Greater Kansas City Region is a large area in the U.S. Midwest that spans 18 counties across the states of Kansas and Missouri. Home to 2.3 million people and named one of the country's most livable cities, Kansas City is building a reputation for itself as a technolo...

U.S. Great Plains 2018 / Minnesota
Jul 27, 2018

A global law practice from the U.S. Midwest

U.S. Great Plains 2018 was prepared for and originally printed in The Japan Times Newspaper.

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