In 2010, The Sister State Board established the Economic Development Committee, which promotes business collaboration between Michigan and Shiga. The Economic Liaisons appointed by the Shiga Governor support the committee activities. The committee helps facilitate economic activities between Michigan and Shiga. For example, the committee arranged business inspection party from Shiga and provided Michigan brochures and products for an exhibition in Shiga with the cooperation of Michigan organizations like the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. The committee provides various kinds of information about tourism and business to residents and companies in Michigan and Shiga in a successful collaboration. This information will be found on the website of the Michigan-Shiga Sister State Program and described in both English and Japanese to overcome any language barriers.
Pure Michigan - Michigan's Official Travel and Tourism Site
Go.biwako - Travel Guide of Shiga Prefecture, Japan