“We’re halfway between New York and Miami. One-third of the U.S. population resides within 500 miles of Charleston. This provides great access to the entire Southeastern U.S., which is critical for our aerospace, automotive and logistics sectors,” said Michael Graney, Charleston Regional Development Alliance vice president of Business Development.
While South Carolina is becoming an increasingly popular location for Japanese investment, several companies such as Showa Denko Carbon, Sun Chemical, Ricoh, Shimano, and TBC Corporation have already well-established roots in Charleston. In fact, Japan is among the top five trading partners of the region, which excels in the aerospace, automotive, information technology and life sciences sectors.
To further accommodate Japanese investors and executives in the region, Charleston has implemented a Global Fluency Initiative to better serve the growing Japanese community.
“We launched a specific welcoming guide — CharlestonCommunityGuide.com — for our international residents so that they have a better understanding of the resources available to them here in Charleston. We want to connect with our Japanese community and make them feel at home,” said Graney.
Want to learn more about the competitive advantages Charleston offers for business and talent? Please contact Mike Graney, Vice President, Global Business Development.
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