Published Oct 20, 2022 by A.J. Mistretta
Context: The Partnership and Mayor Sylvester Turner will lead a mission to Japan October 22-30.
Statement Attributable to Bob Harvey, President and CEO, Greater Houston Partnership
“The Greater Houston Partnership is excited to partner with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on a trade and investment mission to Japan. The week-long mission will include a series of high-profile business and government meetings in the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Chiba with the goal of establishing new avenues for cooperation in the areas of energy, innovation, advanced manufacturing, life sciences and transportation/mobility. Japan is the largest foreign investor into the United States and one of Houston’s top 10 global trade partners. Trade between our regions has more than doubled over the past decade, and Houston is home to an impressive set of Japanese firms. International missions are an important part of our effort to strengthen Houston’s ties with our partners around the world and we’re looking forward to the discussions that will take place in Japan.”
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Join the Partnership on Friday, May 12 for the State of Houston's Global Economy hosted at the Omni Hotel. Houston is a thriving international city with a geographic location that makes it easy to move both goods and people around the globe thanks to its proximity to one of the largest ports in the country and two international airports. In addition to Houston's position as one of America's most diverse cities, the region offers a well-developed suite of key global industries – including energy, life sciences, manufacturing, logistics and aerospace. As part of International Business Month, the State of Houston's Global Economy explores Houston's international ties and their impact on the regional and national economy. The Partnership’s Chief Economist, Patrick Jankowski, will present the 2023 Global Houston publication, offering insights on the Houston region's leading international trade partners and other global business data. Join us in highlighting the region’s internationality and strength in connecting businesses to all corners of the world. More details coming soon.