Ambassador Kennedy Opens Registration for Japanese Delegation to 2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit

U.S. Embassy today announced that registration for participation in the Japanese delegation for the 2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit is now open. The Summit will enable more Japanese companies, especially those that are new to investing in the U.S., to answer key questions more efficiently, such as why, how and where to invest. Last year, Japan was the number one source of foreign direct investment into the United States.

“One of the strongest facets of our alliance is our economic ties,” said Ambassador Caroline Kennedy. “The depth and reach of our partnership affects all sectors of government, business, sciences, education and culture. There is always potential to do more, deepen our ties and explore new opportunities together.”

The 2015 Summit, to be held March 23-24 near Washington, D.C. during the famed Cherry Blossom Festival, will build on the momentum generated by the U.S. economic recovery, as well as the 2013 SelectUSA Investment Summit that attracted more than 1,300 participants from 60 countries, 48 U.S. states, 4 territories, and the District of Columbia. The Summit will showcase investment opportunities from every corner of the United States to investors from around the world, while high-profile business and government leaders share their insights on the latest business trends.

“International investors have recognized that now is a great time to establish or expand operations in the United States,” said Secretary Pritzker in announcing global recruitment from Washington, D.C. “Our nation is incredibly diverse, with the most attractive consumer market, a thriving culture of innovation, and a very talented workforce. Companies of all sizes – from start-ups to multinationals – recognize that America is open for their business and investment. The SelectUSA Investment Summit will feature the tools, information and connections companies need to move investments forward.”

In addition to an agenda featuring high-profile CEOs, government leaders, and other experts, the Summit will include booth display and one-on-one meeting areas where investors can meet directly with representatives of U.S. federal, state, regional and local economic development organizations to learn about potential locations, resources, and incentives.

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