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Mitsu Yamazaki 山﨑満広



Mitsu, a consultant at TIP Strategies, has over 8 years of experience in the economic development-related field. Between 2003 and 2007, as a Vice President at San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (SAEDF), a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for attracting new businesses and industry to San Antonio, Mitsu marketed the San Antonio region as a business location and handled a number of significant location projects. The organization has been responsible for the recruitment of over 300 companies that collectively employ more than 70,000 employees in San Antonio. Mitsu is fluent in Japanese, English and Spanish and assisted many international prospective companies from Japan, Mexico, as well as numerous U.S. corporations looking to expand or relocate to San Antonio and its surrounding area. Mitsu joined the SAEDF after serving as manager of business development for Yates Construction Company since 2002. While at Yates Construction, he promoted the company's construction services to industrial and commercial clients, with a focus in the automotive industry. The position gave him opportunities to develop a network of business professionals throughout the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Prior to coming to work for Yates, Mitsu worked for Entergy Mississippi Inc., where he developed the geographic information system program and facilitated the strategic planning process for several communities in Mississippi. While at Entergy, he also assisted in the location of tier-one Nissan automotive parts suppliers to Mississippi. Mitsu has a BA in International Studies and an MS in Economic Development from the University of Southern Mississippi. He also studied abroad at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, in Merida, Mexico, where he majored in Social and Economic Development of Latin America. Mitsu was named one of the 40 under 40 by the San Antonio Business Journal in 2004 and is a graduate of Leadership San Antnoio.