Clark County leaders developing plans for trip to Japan

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Board members with the Community Improvement Corp. of Clark County on discussed an upcoming trip to meet with business leaders in Japan and progress on two studies being conducted with assistance from the University of Cincinnati.

Three workforce development officials are traveling to Japan in November for about 10 days to develop closer ties with Japanese firms who have local investments. The proposal began in Clark County, but the Dayton Development Coalition is now organizing the trip and including representatives from across the Miami Valley. Horton Hobbs, vice president of economic development for the Chamber of Greater Springfield, will travel to meet with company officials at firms like Yamada, Parker Trutec and Topre.

Amy Donahoe and Toni Overholser will represent Clark County on the trip. Donahoe is the director of hiring and employer services for the Chamber of Greater Springfield. Overholser is director of workforce and business solutions at Clark State Community College. Marc Murray, vice president and general manager of Yamada’s administration division, will also travel with the group. Hobbs said the group is scheduled to spend about half a day speaking with Yamada’s global president.

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