A spokesman for the company tells GlobeSt.com that the city isregarded as South Korea's new growth engine, and has beenattracting a great deal of interest from foreign companies the pastfew years. "Our clients see a great future for Busan," said DavidChoi, general manager of the new office, in a statement. He couldnot be reached for specifics on which clients.

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Michael Thompson, CEO Asia Pacific for the company, said in thestatement that the new office will serve local and global clients,and has easy access to Japan. "This addition to our presence inAsia is further evidence of our commitment to this rapidly growingarea of the world," Thompson said.

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The company now has 31 offices in 15 countries in Asia, andincluded new locations this year in Goregaon, India and Ho Chi MinhCity, Vietnam. "We expect to make more announcements of futureAsian expansion soon," the spokesman says.

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