More Japanese Business Ventures Could be Coming to Arkansas

MARCH 22, 2004 - Posted at 7:28 a.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, AR - A Japanese-based company is expected to announce soon that it is bringing jobs to Arkansas.  Over the weekend, Governor Huckabee returned to Little Rock from Japan, saying he could not disclose the details but Arkansans could expect some good economic news.

The governor said the jobs will be in a part of the state that needs them.  He would not elaborate on the type of jobs.

Huckabee, first lady Janet Huckabee, and state Economic Development Director Larry Walther toured Taiwan and Japan over nine days.  The governor met with businesses that do business in Arkansas or plan to.

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