Arkansas Economic Development Commission

The Rise of 'Made by China' in America

October 13, 2016

Chinese investment in the United States is nothing new, but as the country’s middle class continues to grow, Chinese businesses are spending millions of dollars on expansions in the U.S., including Arkansas. This CNBC article from 2015 explains how the country is increasing its foreign direct investment in the United States and working to reposition its image as high-quality brands become increasingly more important to China’s middle class.

Arkansas understands the needs of 21st century businesses and is working to strengthen its ties with China. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston will travel to China this month on an economic and trade mission to meet with companies interested in doing business with Arkansas.