On September 6, 2015, Ed Marcum of the Knoxville News Sentinel wrote about recent Chinese investment in East Tennessee, including analysis from TN-China Network’s Executive Director.
Tennessee offers a number of advantages for Chinese companies, said Elizabeth Rowland, founder and executive director of the TN China Network. The cost of living is relatively low, as are energy costs.
“And specific to China, we have some strong industries in which China is looking to expand, such as advanced manufacturing, health care, medical devices, clean energy and research and development,” she said.
There are opportunities in Knoxville that could be promoted, Rowland said.
“A lot of Chinese companies would really welcome being able to locate in Cherokee Farm (Innovation Campus) and be able to have access to Oak Ridge and UT,” she said.
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