SEUS Japan Conference held in Savannah


SAVANNAH FOR THE FIRST TIME
TODAY. THE JOINT MEETING IS
BRINGING TOGETHER GLOBAL
BUSINESS LEADERS. WJCL’S SHARON JOHNSON IS
LIVE OUTSIDE THE WESTIN
WITH MORE DETAILS. SHARON?  
 
 
 
THE FIRST JOINT MEETING WAS
HELD IN 1976. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IT’S
IN SAVANNAH.  
 
 
 
THE CONFERENCE IS GIVING
SOUTHEAST U-S
REPRESENTATIVES AND
JAPANESE REPRESENTATIVES THE CHANCE TO MEET ? AND
DISCUSS TRADE AND
INVESTMENT. JAPAN IS GEORGIA’S LARGEST
FOREIGN INVESTOR. MORE THAN 35- THOUSAND
GEORGIANS ARE EMPLOYED BY
JAPANESE CORPORATIONS? JAPANESE TOURISTS
CONTRIBUTED MORE THAN 74
MILLION DOLLARS TO THE
STATE’S ECONOMY LAST YEAR. GEORGIA CHAIRMAN VIRGIL
MILLER SAYS THE ECONOMIC
RELATIONSHIP IS MUTUAL.  
 
 
 
“IN BRUNSWICK FOR EXAMPLE,
AUTOMOBILES COME THROUGH
THAT PART MANY TIMES. IN
SAVANNAH, STRATEGICALLY LOCATED TO BRING IN
AGRICULTURAL GOODS, OTHER
SERVICES, BUT ALSO HAS
ACCESS TO THE REST OF
GEORGIA, AND OTHER
SOUTHEASTERN LOCATIONS.”- VIRGIL
MILLER, EXECUTIVE VICE
PRESIDENT, COO, AFLAC
GEORGIA GOVERNOR BRIAN
KEMP AND SOUTH CAROLINA
GOVERNOR HENRY MCMASTER ALSO SPOKE AT TODAY’S
CONFERENCE. U-S SECRETARY OF
AGRICULTURE SONNY PERDUE
WILL BE SPEAKING TOMORROW. THE CONFERENCE RUNS THROUGH
TOMORROW AT

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