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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 22, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Th<* Odar Rapids Gazette: Hod . May 22, 1971    1    1    aW'w~'Tmrmtr'mwm*'^%m\'*mw%4**\ is#    wfittitotir 000^- ■■-0000^^    sates.***- 0£rlSays More Foreign Firms Plan New Plants in U. S MAV VORK (AR) - Fifty ‘.even liirciKM firms announced plans during the first quarter lo invest mote (liart $340 mil lion iii 30 manufacturing In iilities in lite t S , an imlepen dent study reported recently That represents an int ri ase from the last nine months vv hen foreign plans for direct ownership of I S manufactur ini' plants averased IO art nouneemenls f»er quaffer, the study says Japanese firms, which an flounced plans for lf new in vestments in I S. plants, led the list in numbers. Japan was followed hy West Germany with nine new Investments the f nited Kingdom with eight planned apiece. Most of the investments will he in chemical, machinery, electrical equipment and textile plants, the report says rile study of direct foreign ownership of I' S manufacturing assets is put together by WM- me ( omerenee Hoard, a nonprofit organization for the scientific study of business and economic conditions iii (tie IJ.S I he study includes acquisitions of existing plants as well as plans for new construction. Not one of the investments in the first quarter < ame from the Arab states, the ( (inference Board reported Us ’ •    '.-VS; ' “There s lots of rumored Arab money iii real estate, hotels. resorts arid securities here, but they’re not investing iii manufacturing facilities iii the ll. S.,” David Bauer, director of the project, says. 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