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Sagamihara city

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The information below is as of January 2017.

Basic Information

Population *1 0.72 million
Labor force *1 0.35 million
Area *2 328.7 km²
GDP *3 *
Major industries Wholesale, retail, food, service, construction, manufacturing and real estate
Wage *4
Initial wage for university graduates(Average)
Initial wage for college of technology/junior colledge graduates (Average)
Initial wage for upper secondery school graduates (Average)
Scheduled cash eanings (Average)
Land price(for 1m²) *5
Land price for industrial use (Average)
Land Price for Commercial Use (Average)
Number of Establishments *6 24,785
Number of Employees *6 240,371
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Regional Profile

Strength of the region's industries and economy

Triggered by the Ordinance to Promote the Establishment of Enterprises in 1955, following the establishment of the municipal government in 1954, Sagamihara City has been engaging in the development of industrial zones and encouraging global companies to establish business in the city, boasting its development as a leading inland industrial city in Japan. Taking advantages of these characteristics, many companies with advanced technologies in the manufacturing industry have been developing business in the city to form the foundation of industrial clusters, which encourages these companies to win markets in the rest of Japan and outside Japan. Moreover, it was decided to create a station of the Superconducting Maglev Chuo Shinkansen line in the city, showing large future potential for the city.

TANA Industrial Park

Available incentives

293Sagamihara City has been proactively attracting companies from the rest of Japan, mainly those in the manufacturing industries leading the regional economy and in information communication playing an important role in collaboration and exchange among different industries. As part of this effort, the city provides a variety of subsidy programs to support companies in developing new business in the city. Moreover, it also provides support programs for the existing companies in the city through efforts, e.g., industry-academia collaboration, inter-company collaboration, and measures for supporting companies in introducing industrial robots, in the collaboration with a variety of industry-supporting organizations.

Incentive name

STEP 50, a measure for promoting industrial clusters in Sagamihara City (incentive program for land acquisition and building construction)

Incentive target industries

Manufacturing industries, information and communication industries, natural science R&D laboratories

Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)

Incentive program: 10% of expenditure on land acquisition and building construction, up to 1 billion yen, for companies that intend to locate plants or other facilities for business meeting the requirement of leading industries set by the city

Incentive name

STEP 50, a measure for promoting industrial clusters in Sagamihara City (tax reduction)

Incentive type Preferential Tax Treatment
Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)

Tax reduction: Down by 50% of the fixed asset tax and the city planning tax involving land or buildings that companies have acquired for new establishment of plants or other facilities, for 5 years

Incentive name

STEP 50, a measure for promoting industrial clusters in Sagamihara City (incentive program for utilizing companies in the city)

Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)

Incentives: 3% of the construction expenses involving a contract concluded with construction companies in the city concerning plants or other buildings for which companies have placed orders

Incentive name

STEP 50, a measure for promoting industrial clusters in Sagamihara City (incentive program for employment in the city)

Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)

Subsidy amount: 1.1 million yen per employee (1.3 million yen per female employee) for up to 3 years for companies’ new employment accompanied with the establishment of new plants or other facilities

Incentive name

STEP 50, a measure for promoting industrial clusters in Sagamihara City (additional incentive program for relocation of the headquarters)

Outline of Incentives (Requirements etc.)

Additional incentive: 10% of the relating incentives involving land or building acquisition for companies that have relocated the headquarters with plants to the city from the rest of Japan

Services for investment in Japan

Support for establishing a base Provision of facilities including a incubation office

- Sagamihara Incubation Center:
This center provides a variety of support measures for startups and venture businesses, including such measures for providing offices and laboratories, industry-academia collaboration and R&D, human resource development, and overseas sales channel development.

- Industrial Promotion and Development Foundation of Sagamihara:
This foundation provides comprehensive support programs for encouraging companies to ensure management and growth, focusing on the Comprehensive Support Program for Manufacturing Industries, in which the city’s coordinators and advisers visit companies and provide them with a counseling service for solving challenges in business management. Under the program, the city also provides other services for encouraging collaboration between companies and the national government, other industrial supporting organizations, or universities based on the counseling results.

Sagamihara Incubation Center