The Insdustries of Kakuda
Agriculture is the key industry of Kakuda City. The chief products are rice, vegetables, meat, and fruit. Kakuda is the prefecture‘s top producer of rice and ‘nashi’ (Japanese pears).
In recent years discussions with consumers have lead to new developments such as door-to-door delivery of produce grown with reduced amounts of agricultural chemicals. Studies are carried on consistently with the future of agriculture always in mind.
Since the 1970s Kakuda has actively invited companies to set up factories for electrical machinery, transport machinery, and textiles. In 1996, 137 companies employing 5,901 people were shipping goods worth approximately 118.4 billion yen. By 1998, three plants employed more than 500 workers apiece.
Kakuda works actively with its enterprises to make sure that it provides efficient access to routes and a quality environment for employees.
In 1994, Kakuda City had 572 stores employing 2,607 staff and bringing in an annual sales average of about 44 billion yen. The city of Kakuda is working to arrange thoroughfares and transportation facilities that will ensure a pleasant, safe, and attractive shopping environment and will meet the diverse needs of consumers.