Governor on Oversees Mission

Sep 8, 2023

by Liz Gullett

As MLC’s Communications and Social Media Manager, Liz Gullett keeps clients informed and up-to-date on the goings on in Lansing and the Capitol.

Governor Whitmer is on a seven-day economic investment mission in Japan. While there, she is focusing on securing investments in key industries like mobility, automotive, and advanced manufacturing.

Key Points:

    • The governor will meet with company and government leaders to discuss investment opportunities and partnerships in global industries.
    • She will make stops at the Japanese External Trade Organization headquarters and the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association meeting in Tokyo.
    • Governor Whitmer will highlight Michigan’s significant partnership with Shiga Prefecture, Michigan’s sister state, to celebrate the relationship that began in 1968.

Current Economic Relationship:

    • In the past ten years, 5,300 jobs have been created by Japanese businesses through more than $1.8 billion in private investment.
    • There are currently 456 Japanese facilities in Michigan, supporting more than 39,890 jobs in the state. A third of those jobs are direct manufacturing positions.

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