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In 2006, Initiatives, Inc., received an immediate request from Johnson Controls, Japan, to host a large delegation of executives from Mitsui Real Estate visiting Kansas CityInitiatives fully accommodated their requests, arranging a presentation with the president of the Kansas City Area Development Council. Construction site tours were also arranged at the Sprint Center and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

Success Story

In the fall of 2006, Initiatives received a request from Johnson Controls, Japan, to host a large delegation of executives from Mitsui Real Estate visiting Kansas City. As the second largest real estate developer in Japan, the delegation was touring a major hospital to learn best practices for the construction of the Mitsui Memorial Hospital. The corporate jet shuttling the delegation was delayed which created about 6 hours of unscheduled time. This created a potentially awkward situation for Johnson Controls.

Aware of its network with the Kansas City construction community, the president of Johnson Controls, Japan, contacted Initiatives on short notice asking if a tour of other major construction projects could be arranged. Without delay, Initiatives arranged a presentation with the President of the Kansas City Area Development Council that featured the development plans for the Power & Light District. Construction site tours were also arranged at the Sprint Center and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. All this was followed by dinner at a fine Kansas City restaurant; just in time to catch their flight back to Johnson Controls ’corporate headquarters in Milwaukee.