The Japan Times Features HCCA, Efforts to Attract International Business

Big things are happening in Hempstead, Texas, and The Japan Times has taken notice. The Hempstead Commerce and Civic Association (HCCA) recently had the chance to speak with the news outlets about who Hempstead is as a community, the exciting changes underway and future prospects for international businesses.

In an article published on October 13, Kenneth Pilcher, director of economic development for the City of Hempstead, highlighted growth and opportunity taking root throughout our region. That includes research and development efforts at nearby universities, as well as expansions in the areas of space, medicine and energy. Hempstead’s location also serves as a tremendous selling point to incoming industries, especially amid pandemic-related supply chain issues, he added.

“As Japanese companies look to reposition themselves because of the supply chain issues that emerged during the pandemic, they may want to be in places where they can bring inventory and raw materials into the country. Hempstead’s proximity to major highways, rail and port connectivity benefits manufacturers, while the academic organizations surrounding the town can provide workforce talent,” Pilcher said in the article.

Headquartered in Tokyo and launched in 1897, The Japan Times is the country’s oldest English language newspaper. You can read the full article here. For more information about the HCCA, or to become a member, visit our About HCCA webpage.

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