Global Media asked several prominent executives in the East Coast "What makes the East Coast a good investment location?" These were their answers:
“New York is a big and diverse economy and we support a number of sectors such as manufacturing, automotive, agriculture and finance. In the last 10 years, some of the emerging markets in New York are new media and technology and the semiconductor industry.”
- Kenneth Adams, President and CEO Empire State Development
“As a Japanese brand, we put great emphasis on personalized attention, consultation and customer service, but this does not always translate in American society where there is a much faster pace of life. As the consumer becomes more ‘global minded,’ we have a better opportunity to appeal to her by adapting our messaging and focusing on our superior R&D.”
- Carsten Fischer, COO - Global Business, Shiseido Co., Ltd.
“The United States is positioned as the frontier country for entrepreneurship and the most innovative ideas always seem to converge here. KDDI and Telehouse view the USA as a strategic location to this cradle of innovation.”
“The United States has always been a leader in services and a fast adopter of technology. As Ricoh prepares to position the brand as a services oriented company, the Americas is a perfect starting point for this shift.”
- Martin Brodigan, Chairman and CEO Ricoh Americas Corp.
- Originally prepared by Global Media for The Japan Times Special Report on the East Coast 2014