Taiwan’s Metal Industries Research & Development Center has hired Crossriver Inc. to help build relations with private and public sector audiences in the US.

Crossriver will help carry out an economic diplomacy effort designed to introduce the commercial, trade/investment and development priorities of Taiwan’s Pingtung County with an emphasis on the satellite and space industry sectors.

The DC-based firm will identify key stakeholders in the satellite/space community across the US, government, businesses, think tanks, academia and media for sectors.

It will arrange commercial/economic development dinners and forums in Washington and Houston, and pitch reporters who cover the satellite/space beat for MIRDC officials

Crossriver’s three-month agreement with MIRDC went into effect Feb. 7. It is worth about $100K.