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City of Richardson: High-tech hub in Texas

Oct 13, 2021


The city of Richardson is among 21 communities that joined a partnership between the state of Texas and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to attract more Japanese small and midsize enterprises to the state.

Fujitsu's campus in Richardson, Texas

Located in the fast-growing Dallas-Fort Worth area, Richardson has attracted many Japanese corporations, like Accretech, Advantest America, Fujitsu America, Kyocera International, Globeranger Corp. and TDK-Lambda Americas, all of them drawn by the highly skilled workforce, first-rate infrastructure and excellent schools.

The city brands itself as the Telecom Corridor, a reputation that has grown consistently since the 1950s with the establishment of Texas Instruments and Collins Aerospace. Today, Richardson hosts more than 500 companies engaged in telecommunications, semiconductors, advanced manufacturing and software development. Since the 1980s, Japanese investors have set up operations in the area, enticed by the convenient, customized services provided by the Richardson Economic Development Partnership.

“Investors can expect a ‘soft landing’ because of the ecosystem that we developed. We have a professional team of economic developers who understand the needs of the Japanese com.panies,” said President and CEO Bill Sproull. “We also have a very good network of service providers, who can help with everything, from tax, legal, accounting, immigration and real estate requirements.”

Because of the attention given to all its foreign investors, the Texas State Legislature named the city the “International Business Capital of North Texas.” The Richardson Economic Development Partnership is also a partner of the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI).

On Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. (Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. Texas time), Sproull will host a webinar for TCCI members titled, “Richardson, Texas — Your Gateway to the USA Market.” Registration for the webinar is available on the TCCI website via: http://event.tokyo-cci.or.jp/event_detail-107844.html.

 

Texas 2021 was prepared for and originally printed in The Japan Times Newspaper.

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