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Great Falls Development Authority - As trade fears grow, US states reach out to companies

June 8, 2018View for printing

Brett Doney, president and chief executive of the Great Falls Montana Development Authority , was in Japan this year to attract investment.

Nippon Flour Mills of Japan is a major investor in Pasta Montana and has been adding processing lines, each costing millions of dollars.

Doney and others working on the state level believe foreign direct investment is the answer to bringing jobs back to the rural U.S. Although each investment may add a dozen jobs or so, that's important for a small community like Montana, according to Doney.

Suzuki said doing the legwork and personal networking to land opportunities outside Japan are crucial for Sakae's survival.

By YURI KAGEYAMA ... o-companies



I know this is my second email blast today, but this is too good to hold and a great way to end the week!

We were interviewed by the Associated Press during our trip to Tokyo in April. Today, the AP issued a wire story that has already been picked up and run by the New York Times, Washington Post, NBC, San Francisco Chronicle, Daily Mail, Seattle Times, and 10 additional news outlets. The story begins with our friends down the road in Idaho Falls (who were in Tokyo the same time we were) and then goes on to include three paragraphs about our success with Pasta Montana and other Japanese-owned food processing companies. Great publicity for Great Falls Montana!!!

This is another result of the public relations effort we kicked off last summer.

Enjoy a beautiful Great Falls Montana weekend!

Brett Doney


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