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Mar 09, 2020

Japanese find innovation beyond Silicon Valley and Cambridge

Over several decades, Japanese investment gravitated towards certain corners of the United States for various reasons: Japan's proximity to California, the concentration of banks and financial firms in New York, the strength of manufacturing in the South and Midwest, and the indisputable reputation of Cambridge, Massachusetts and Silicon Valley as hotbeds of innovation. While particular regions have established deep ties with Japanese companies, investors from Japan remain focused on finding new growth areas in the United States.

Southwest USA 2020 / Colorado
Mar 09, 2020

DEN: Soaring higher, reaching farther

Having handled 69 million passengers in 2019, Denver International Airport (DEN) has remained one of the five busiest airports in the United States. Among the 20 busiest airports in the world for several years, the sprawling hub is well positioned to become a major global...

Southwest USA 2020 / Colorado
Mar 09, 2020

City of Westminster: Building smartly

As cities embrace the work-play-live lifestyle trend, the Denver Metro Area has stepped up efforts to incorporate smart transportation technologies across the city. It enlisted Osaka-based electronics company Panasonic to install its smart city technology, which should be...

Southwest USA 2020 / Colorado
Mar 09, 2020

Colorado Air and Space Port: Ready for takeoff

The fifth-largest county of Colorado, Adams County has a variety of advantages for investors looking for an operations base in the heartland of the United States. "Our transportation infrastructure makes us an ideal location for business and industry. We are bordering...

Southwest USA 2020 / Utah
Mar 09, 2020

No end in sight for Utah's economic run

Utah's economy is on a roll, with no signs of slowing down. While the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development is unsurprisingly pleased with the state's performance, it's also optimistic that the momentum will continue for many years to come.

Southwest USA 2020 / Utah
Mar 09, 2020

SLC Airport: Off to greater heights

Located just 5 miles east of downtown Salt Lake City, the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) is ensuring its status as a global aviation hub by constructing a modern airport that will serve and grow with the region for decades to come. The airport currently se...

Southwest USA 2020 / Utah
Mar 09, 2020

Rezzimax Pain Tuner Pro: Simple relief for a million aches

Having suffered chronic neck problems and other health issues for several years, licensed physical therapist Sharik Peck and his wife Cheryl were on a mission to find an effective and natural cure for chronic pain. "We could not find the perfect device that could help...

Southwest USA 2020 / Arizona
Mar 09, 2020

Tech Parks Arizona: Creating an environment for success

Overseen by the University of Arizona (UA), Tech Parks Arizona is a well-developed ecosystem that gathers researchers, entrepreneurs and businesses to develop new technologies, assist in the growth of technology companies and contribute to the regional economy. "Withi...

Southwest USA 2020 / Arizona
Mar 09, 2020

How Tessenderlo Kerley Inc. is revolutionizing agriculture

Tessenderlo Kerley Inc., a part of the Tessenderlo Group, is driven by a bold, inspiring vision to ensure that life on our planet continues to thrive by helping create a world that makes the most of its resources. This vision entails growing more food than ever before, us...

Southwest USA 2020 / New Mexico
Mar 09, 2020

New Mexico: Discover the City of Las Cruces

Surrounded by 496,000 acres of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, Las Cruces is the second-largest city in New Mexico and among the fastest growing urban centers in the United States. "We are the economic engine of southern New Mexico. We are investin...

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