Boosters tout Oregon's green industries in Japan
By Andy Giegerich
Business Journal staff writer
A group of corporate and government executives has traveled to Japan to lobby on behalf of Oregon businesses.
The 17-member Oregon delegation will promote the state's solar, fuel cell and battery technology industries as they attempt to recruit clean technology investment to the state. The group believes 110 Japanese firms will attend "Invest in Oregon" seminars in Osaka and Tokyo.
Oregon's visitors will attend a photovoltaic exposition in Tokyo on March 4.
The team includes Metro Council President Tom Hughes, Business Oregon Director Tim McCabe, economic development officials from the cities of Hillsboro, Gresham and Salem and executives from such companies as CH2M Hill, Gerding Edlen and Portland General Electric.
Business Oregon, the state's economic development department, organized the trip along with the Japan America Society of Oregon. The trip's sponsors include Delta Airlines, the Port of Portland, InSpec Group and Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt PC.
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