Mississippi officials participated in the 40th annual Southeast US-Japan Conference in Greenville, South Carolina.
The conference is a way to protect and grow economic development activities between the Southeastern states and Japan.
Tupelo’s Mayor Jason Shelton said that he Was very proud to be part of the Mississippi Development Authority economic development effort led by Gov. Bryant.
“Both the Governor and Director McCullough do an outstanding job of leading economic development in our state,” said Jason Shelton, Mayor of Tupelo. “Our economic relationship with Japanese businesses are vital to our state and we need to continue to build and grow these relationships for our mutual benefit.”
McCullough added that Japan is Mississippi’s top source of foreign direct investment and that Japanese-owned firms are responsible for more than 15,000 careers in Mississippi.