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    Yanfeng Opens New Plant in Chattanooga

    On Thursday, January 19, 2017, Volkswagen supplier Yanfeng Automotive Interiors officially opened their new plant in Chattanooga. According to a Chattanooga Times Free Press article about the opening: The new supplier plant located near Enterprise South industrial park represents an investment of $55 million and creates 325 new jobs when its fully ramped up. Currently, […]

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    Tours of Chinese-Invested Factories in East TN TODAY!

      We apologize for the late notice, but we just found out about great opportunities to tour Chinese-invested factories in East Tennessee, and we wanted get the word out in case you are able to make it!   Tour Yanfeng Automotive Interiors – TODAY 8 – 9:30 am ET Automotive interior parts manufacturer Yanfeng Automotive […]

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    Job Openings at Chinese Companies in Tennessee

      Several Chinese companies in Tennessee are now hiring. Please read below for details of the positions.   East Tennessee Cirrus Aircraft – Knoxville/Alcoa The Cirrus Aircraft Corporation is an aircraft manufacturer that was founded in 1984. The company is headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota, United States, and is now owned by China Aviation Industry General […]

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    Upcoming Economic Development and China-Related Events

    Several events related to economic development and China are coming up in the next few weeks. See below for descriptions of the events:   Middle Tennessee   Nashville   TAC3 Monthly Meeting: The Pearls and Perils of Doing Business with China Time: Thurs, July 21, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT Location: Keller Williams Realty […]

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    Sister City Delegation from Wuxi Visits Chattanooga

      A delegation of six government officials from the Chinese city of Wuxi visited Chattanooga May 26-28. The group met with companies, educators, local government officials, and members of the Chattanooga Sister Cities Association. Wuxi, located in Jiangsu Province about one hour west of Shanghai, is Chattanooga’s second longest-serving Sister City, with the relationship officially […]

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    EVENTS UPDATE: USDA Acting Deputy Secretary Discusses TPP in Memphis June 27, and Other Upcoming Trade/China Events

    See below for a list of trade- and China-related events taking place across Tennessee in the coming months.   West Tennessee  Memphis   White House Business Council Briefing on Trans-Pacific Partnership Time:  Monday, June 27, 2016, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. CT Location: Baker Donelson, 165 Madison Ave #2000, Memphis, TN 38103 Price: Free Organizer: Baker Donelson […]

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    Greater China Investment Announcements in Tennessee More Than Doubled in 2015

    (Translation by Fei Liu) In 2015, eight companies from mainland China and Hong Kong announced new investments in Tennessee, more than double the number of investment announcements in the state from greater China in 2014, according to TN-China Network research. In addition, four companies from mainland China and Taiwan announced expansions in Tennessee in 2015. […]

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    Yanfeng and Gestamp Job Fairs in Chattanooga

    On Tuesday, February 23, 2016, Yanfeng Global Automotive Interiors, a global auto interiors manufacturer headquartered in Shanghai, will be holding a job fair for its new manufacturing facility in Chattanooga. The job fair will take place from 1-7pm at Chattanooga State Community College, 4501 Amnicola Highway, West Entrance, Center for Engineering Arts & Sciences (CETAS) […]

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    First Joint Chattanooga IBC – TNCN Panel Discussion a Success

          Over 65 people attended the first Chattanooga Chamber International Business Council (IBC) – TN-China Network (TNCN) joint panel discussion September 25 on Strengthening the Chattanooga-China Connection. With an impressive panel and engaged audience, this event successfully kicked off a TNCN-IBC partnership and ongoing community dialogue on how to boost Chattanooga exports to and attract […]

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    Strengthening the Chattanooga-China Connection – Panel Discussion Sept 25

         The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce International Business Council and TN-China Network will host a panel discussion event on  Strengthening the Chattanooga-China Connection: Creating Jobs Through Trade and Investment, on  Friday, September 25, 2015, 8 – 9:45 am at the INCubator, 100 Cherokee Blvd, in Chattanooga, TN. The cost to attend is $10 […]

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