Economic Development

Japanese companies have proven their willingness to invest within the United States.  Your organization can benefit from our relationships.

Jiro Hashimoto, formerly the Tokyo-based chief trade representative for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is our FDI/Japan interface.  His success in sourcing Japanese industry  – from Toyota Motor Corporation’s Georgetown assembly plant to dozens of parts suppliers —  resulted in his induction as the only foreign national into the Kentucky Association for Economic Development Hall of Fame.

The “Hashi” in “Hashimoto” means “bridge.”  That’s his mission – using his on-the-ground relationships and networking experience to connect your organization with those seeking to expand American operations. 

Market Interaction

When you decide to pursue a potential investor, we can be involved as fully as you need.  We can act as an extension of your Economic Development Organization, working to arrange appointments and meetings between your organization and the target company, arranging logistics and cultural/market representation or assistance.

Market Support

After initial introductions and meetings, we can provide timely representation, as needed.  Should ongoing investment promotion (or business recruitment) mission support be required, we are available for consultation and assistance on a more in-depth basis.

The Best Choice

We look forward to talking with you about developing customized programs to fit your economic outreach strategies.