The third virtual meeting with officials from Ichihara City was held on Tuesday, August 8. City of Sidney staff members met via Zoom with representatives from Ichihara City to educate the Ichihara team about Sidney.
During the meeting, staff shared details on Sidney as a manufacturing powerhouse and the local amenities available. The topics of workforce development and barriers to entering the workforce were also discussed. The presentation also included details on the continued redevelopment of the downtown.
At the close of the meeting, all were in agreement that there were many similarities between Ichihara City and Sidney and an invitation to visit Japan in May 2024 was extended to the Sidney team.
Ichihara City is home to Mitsui Chemicals, the parent company of Advanced Composites. As such, representatives from Mitsui Chemicals and Advanced Composites participated in the meeting.