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Mississippi delegation to head to Japan to talk trade, investment

Japan, as Mississippi’s top foreign investment partner, will receive a visit in September from a delegation of Magnolia State economic development officials and business leaders.

The delegation will travel to Tokyo for the 35th Annual Joint Meeting of the Southeast U.S./Japan (SEUS – Japan) and Japan – U.S. Southeast Associations, Sept. 13-15.

Gov. Phil Bryant will lead the Mississippi delegation at this year’s meeting, which will take place at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo and is expected to attract more than 500 corporate decision makers and executives. Mississippi business leaders and economic development officials interested in learning about trade and investment opportunities with Japanese businesses are invited to join the Mississippi delegation.

“Japan is Mississippi’s largest source of foreign direct investment, and our state’s participation in SEUS-Japan allows us to strengthen our existing ties with Japanese business leaders and pursue new trade and investment relationships,” Bryant said.

SEUS-Japan was started in 1976 to promote trade, investment, understanding and friendship between Japan and the organization’s Southeastern member states: Mississippi, which joined the association in 2007, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Mississippi will host the 36th Annual Joint Meeting in 2013.



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