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Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel welcomed the 50-strong delegation of senior Japanese business executives to the first-ever SelectUSA Investment Summit on October 30th with remarks underscoring the vitality of U.S.-Japanese investment and economic ties.

Several members of the Japanese delegation to the Summit are pictured here, awaiting President Obama’s address to the 1,400 person “sold out” Summit audience.

The President centered his remarks on several enhancements he is seeking to the two-year-old SelectUSA initiative.

State and local Economic Development Entities from 47 U.S. States, as well as scores of providers of the professional services that enable in-bound investment took booths on the Summit’s show floor and conducted some 700 one-on-one meetings in a formal matchmaking program that complemented two days of plenaries and break-out discussions on key investment opportunities and challenges.