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Greater Richmond companies have access to a network of resources needed to support their business success.

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Richmond: Love What You Find

Relocating to Greater Richmond, Virginia? You will find what you love, and love what you find.

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The City of Richmond & Counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico



San-J expands operations

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San-J International, Inc., a leading producer of tamari sauce, will invest $38 million to expand its operation in Henrico County.

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Program assists in transition

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The GAP program can connect you with pre-qualified servicer providers, easing the transition to the U.S.

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Brochure explores costs

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Our cost comparison brochure shows the Richmond Region's business versus other U.S. cities.

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There are 13 Japanese companies, such as San-J, Mazda and Maruchan, employing nearly 1,500 workers in Greater Richmond. To support all the newcomers to the area and promote language and culture, local Japanese community has organized Japanese Saturday School and the Japan-Virginia Society. Numerous annual events, such as Asian Festival and mochi-tsuki party, are some of the most popular. 

Ideally situated in the heart of the East Coast economic corridor, the Richmond metropolitan area encompasses nearly 14,807 square kilometers (5,717 square miles) and has a population of more than 1.2 million people.

The diverse local economy produces experienced and productive workers with the skills required for 21st century research, production, and headquarters operations. Greater Richmond offers the cultural and recreational opportunities of a large city with minimal traffic congestion and an average 25-minute commute.

Investments in the United States continue to be an excellent opportunity for international businesses looking to expand operations. The United States attracts capital not only because of lower taxes, but also because of greater U.S. consumer wealth and labor productivity.

The Greater Richmond Partnership has been assisting Japanese-based companies for the last 20 years, and is well equipped and well connected to guide your business through the steps necessary to establish your presence in the Richmond Region.

Japanese-specific brochure

Download our guide that provides general data and statistics on the Richmond Region, as well as examples of Japanese companies located here.

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Japan-Related Business News

Japanese Companies in the Region
Hitachi Data Systems Logo Canon Solutions America Logo K Line America, Inc. Logo Global Stainless Supply Logo Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. Logo Maruchan Virginia, Inc. Logo Morooka Rubber Track Carriers Logo Mazda North American Operations Logo MGC Advanced Polymers, Inc. Logo San-J International, Inc. Logo Wako Chemicals USA, Inc. Logo DuPont Teijin Films Logo Sun Chemical Corp. Logo
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