The Iwate ILC Promotion Council to release information on economic effects of the ILC in August

The original article was published in the Kahoku Shimpo (June 9th edition). Read the original here.

The Iwate Prefecture ILC Promotion Council held its top leadership meeting in Morioka City on June 8th, where it was reported that they had put together information on the economic effects of the ILC and will be releasing that document in August.

In February 2016, the Iwate ILC Promotion Council set up an investigative committee made up of researchers. They have been working to quantify the various effects the ILC will have on the area, including direct effects like the construction of the project and ILC physics research, as well as the accumulation of accelerator industry in the area and tourism based on visiting the ILC facility.

In August, the International Committee of Future Accelerators (ICFA) will approve construction costs, and at that point the Iwate ILC Promotion Council committee will be able to make an even more accurate analysis.

During this fiscal year, the Iwate ILC Promotion Council has been conducting formal requests to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and the National Diet to urge a quick decision on hosting the ILC in Japan. The Council will hold a symposium for the residents of Iwate in September.