Chinese Foreign Direct Investment
Position: Planning & Development Department Director
Direct Report: Tom Kneeland, Mayor of the City of Gahanna
Project Duration: 5 Weeks
Project Location: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Wuhan and Changzhou
The project consisted of three trade delegation visits to multiple cities within China in order to encourage business executives from multiple companies within the automotive, advanced manufacturing, medical technology, e-commerce and logistics industries to make significant investments in Central Ohio.
The industrial and economic assets of Central Ohio were marketed to several high level executives at some of China's most prominent e-commerce and advanced manufacturing businesses. Multiple projects have initiated a due diligence phase that consists of additional data sharing on investment opportunities and available financial incentives.