Mark Williams Selected to Address Southeast US Japan Conference in Tokyo, Japan

Aug 10, 2016

Strategic Development Group President Selected to Address Southeast US Japan Conference in Tokyo, Japan

Mark Williams, President of Strategic Development Group, Inc., a Columbia-based professional site location firm, has been selected to address business leaders from Japan and the United States in Tokyo, Japan at the 39th annual gathering of the SEUS/Japan conference on September 21, 2016.  The conference brings together hundreds of senior-level executives from Japan and seven states in the Southeast to explore business opportunities between the two countries.

Mr. Williams’ presentation will focus on opportunities for Japanese investment in the Southeastern US and impacts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Japanese investment in the Southeastern US.   Strategic Development Group, Inc. has sited projects for Japan-based clients with capital investment totaling over $1.5 billion in the Southeast during the last five years.


Mark Williams is founder president of Strategic Development Group (SDG), a full-service site selection firm founded in 1999 based in Columbia, South Carolina ( He has more than 25 years of experience in helping companies around the globe with site selection and incentive negotiation projects located in the United States. He is a board member of the Site Selectors Guild, which is a professional association comprised of the world’s most respected site selection consultants and has also been named as “One of the Top 10 Site Consultants that know the South Best” and “One of the Top 3 Site Consultants in South Carolina” by Southern Business and Development Magazine.


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