Oct 17

North Carolina Delegation Attends Southeast US/Japan Economic Summit

Governor Roy Cooper led a 35-person North Carolina delegation to Japan for the annual Southeastern United States/Japan (SEUS/Japan) Economic Development Conference in Tokyo. The Governor held productive meetings with major business leaders and worked to recruit more good-paying jobs to North Carolina in advance of next year’s SEUS/Japan Economic Development Conference to be held in Charlotte. …

The Governor met with Bridgestone Global CEO Shu Ishibashi to discuss continued collaboration with the company and its tire manufacturing operation in Wilson. Bridgestone Corporation is a Japanese multinational tire manufacturer and Mr. Ishibashi is the Japan co-chair for the 2023 and 2024 SEUS-Japan Conference. Located in Wilson, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations employs over 2,000 North Carolinians.

Source: NC Governor Ron Cooper

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