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Governor Quinn's Trade Mission to China 

Trade Mission to China

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Quinn Administration Announces Agreement with Taiwan to Sell Illinois Grain
Illinois’ Grain Industry Could See Boost of As Much As $575 Million
SPRINGFIELD – September 27, 2011. As Governor Pat Quinn continues his efforts to increase Asian investment in Illinois, officials from the Quinn administration today announced a major agricultural trade agreement with Taiwan. Representatives from the Department of Agriculture hosted members of a Taiwanese trade delegation in Springfield as part of a goodwill mission designed to further a long-standing trade relationship.

Governor Quinn Announces Japanese Manufacturer Investing $35 Million to Expand Illinois Facility
Continues Business and Economic Trade Mission throughout Asia
SPRINGFIELD – September 26, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today announced that Japanese manufacturer Sakae Riken Kogyo Co. is investing $35 million to expand its Peru facility and create 25 new Illinois jobs. Today’s announcement is one of several business and economic partnerships the Governor has announced during his trade mission throughout Asia, and builds upon his aggressive goal of doubling exports by 2014.

Governor Quinn Announces Major Trade Partnerships Between Illinois and China
Announces Business and Education Agreements to Further Expand Partnerships, Trade and Investment Between Illinois and China
SHANGHAI, CHINA – September 22, 2011. Continuing his trade mission in China, Governor Pat Quinn today visited Shanghai where he announced major steps to build upon Illinois’ role as a leading competitor in the global marketplace. While in Shanghai the Governor took part in several economic development and education agreements that will help pave the way for continued trade and innovation between Illinois and China.

Governor Quinn Announces Agreement to Enhance Illinois’ Biotech Industry
Furthers Efforts to Build on Illinois’ Global Competitiveness, Create Jobs
SHANGHAI, CHINA – September 22, 2011. During his economic and business trade mission throughout China, Governor Pat Quinn today announced the signing of a memorandum of cooperation between the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC), an Illinois-based association that represents leading research universities and technology companies, iBIO, an Illinois-based life sciences industry association, and China-based Shanghai Bio Pharmaceutics Association (SBIA) to increase economic opportunities for both regions in the bio-technology field.

Governor Quinn Announces Centers Opening to Sell More Illinois Products in China
American Goods Centers to Open This Fall in Beijing, Shanghai
SHANGHAI – September 21, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn continued his trade mission in China by visiting Shanghai where he announced Illinois exports will soon be more readily available to Chinese consumers. The Governor attended a reception hosted by the American Goods Center to announce plans to open centers in both Shanghai and Beijing this fall.

Governor Quinn Announces Major Illinois-China Business Investments
Agreements Continue Illinois’ Global Leadership; Support Governor’s aggressive goal of doubling exports by 2014
BEIJING, CHINA – September 19, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn visited Beijing today during his business and economic trade mission in China, where he announced two business agreements that further strengthen the relationship between Illinois and China. The agreements involving Illinois-based ADM and Xinjiang Goldwind Science and Technology Co., LTD (Goldwind) advance Governor Quinn’s aggressive goal of doubling Illinois exports by 2014.

Governor Quinn to Lead Trade Mission to China
Trip Will Focus on Exports, Foreign Direct Investment, Education and Supporting Emerging Technologies
CHICAGO – September 15, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn will travel to the People’s Republic of China tomorrow in an effort to increase economic opportunities between Illinois and China. The Governor will arrive in China Sept. 17 for an eight-day trade mission designed to strengthen Illinois’ exports and foreign direct investment. With Illinois already leading the Midwest in exports and foreign direct investment, the trade mission will build on the state’s prior successes as part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs in Illinois.

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