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AccessAmerica Partners

The AccessAmerica Launch is supported by these China-based partners:

China (Xiamen) International Investment Promotion Center

American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai

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The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, known as the "Voice of American Business" in China, is the largest and fastest growing American Chamber in the Asia Pacific region. Founded in 1915 as the third American Chamber abroad, today it has over 4,000 members. As a non-profit, non-partisan business organization, AmCham Shanghai is committed to the principals of free trade, open markets, private enterprise and the unrestricted flow of information.
Website: www.amcham-shanghai.org

American Chamber of Commerce in Southwest China

 

The American Chamber of Commerce in Southwest China is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that promotes commerce and investment between the United States and Southwest China. It maintains strong relations with the American Consulate in Chengdu in order to work more closely with the U.S. and Chinese government to help foster vibrant and constructive commercial relations between the U.S. and Southwest China.
Website: www.amcham-southwest.org

Council of American States in China

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The Council of American States in China (CASIC) brings together the representative offices of American States, Cities, Tourism Authorities and Ports located in China to better serve the overall mission of U.S. State Offices in China.
Website: www.casic.us

China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT)

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China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT), held annually in Xiamen during Sept.8-11, is sponsored by China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and co-sponsored by UNCTAD, UNIDO, OECD, IFC, WAIPA, CCIIP. The UFI-approved CIFIT is the world's largest international investment promotion event aiming at bilateral investment cooperation.

Websites: www.chinafair.org.cn

Chamber of International Commerce (COIC Shanghai)

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Chamber of International Commerce Shanghai ” (COIC Shanghai) is a comprehensive, non-governmental, non-profit social organization with legal person status, composed of representatives from relevant enterprises, public institutions and economic associations, which are engaged in international business activities, and it is a group member of CCOIC.

Website: www.coicsh.com

Shanghai Foreign Overseas Investment Development Board

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As the single municipal-level foreign investment promotion institute in Shanghai, Shanghai Foreign Investment Development Board (FID) was established on December 27, 1999, with the approval of Shanghai Municipal Government. FID is dedicated to the promotion of foreign investment, and the provision of consulting services to investors free of charge.

Website: www.fid.org.cn

US-BASED SUPPORTERS:

Arkansas Economic Development Commission

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The Arkansas Economic Development Commission's mission is to lead statewide economic development, create targeted strategies, promote communities and support the training and growth of a 21st century skilled workforce. Their China Office is under the direction of consulting group Yuan Associates with a pledge to build relations between China and Arkansas and bring industry to the state.
Bryan Barnhouse, International Project Manager - ASIA
Global Business Development
Telephone: 501-682-3750
E-mail: info@arkansasEDC.com
Website: http://arkansasedc.com

City of Chicago

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Investing in Chicago - Chicago is unapologetically a business town, always has been. Being business friendly is common sense. Chicago’s strategic location, peerless infrastructure, leading business schools, and omni-cultural workforce have created one of the world’s largest and most diversified economies. Metropolitan Chicago is a key player in virtually every sector of the American economy, and a dominant or leading player in a dozen industries.

For more information on investing in Chicago, contact:
Chicago China Economic Development Center, Shanghai Representative Office
John C. Thomson
Chief Representative
United Plaza Building Suite 2205
1468 Nanjing West Road
Shanghai, China 200040
Telephone:  (86+21) 6247 2669
Email: chicagoinchina@gmail.com
Website: www.worldbusinesschicago.com

Enterprise Florida

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John Diep
Director, Asia/Pacific Region
Enterprise Florida
310 Evernia Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Telephone: 561-832-8339
Fax: 561-835-1160
Email: jdiep@eflorida.com
Website: www.eflorida.com

State of Illinois

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Investing in Illinois - Foreign Direct Investment is a major contributor to the economic vitality of the state. Illinois ranks number one in the Midwest as a destination for foreign investment. Not surprising, since Illinois offers companies unrivaled strategic location and transportation infrastructure-as well as a diversified, technologically advanced economy, productive workforce, and a world-class cultural environment. Currently, Illinois has 1,406 foreign firms with 4,669 locations, employing approximately 207,672 Illinois Residents.

For more information on investing in Illinois, please contact:
State of Illinois - Chicago Office
Zhigang Ren, International Trade Specialist - Asia
Telephone: (312) 814-7176
Email: zhigang.ren@illinois.gov

Kentucky China Trade Center

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David Snodgrass, Managing Director
Silver Tower, #907
2 Dongsanhuan Bei Lu
Chaoyang District
Beijing, China 100027
Telephone: (86-10) 6410-6047
Direct: (86-10) 6410-6050
Global: (502) 498-8780
Fax: (86-10) 6410-6049
Skype: KentuckyChinaTradeCenter
Email: dsnodgrass@kentuckychinatrade.com

Mississippi Development Authority

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John Henry Jackson
Asia-Pacific Trade
P.O. Box 849
Jackson, Mississippi 39205
Telephone: 1-601-359-3155
Fax: 1-601-359-3605
Email: jjackson@mississippi.org
Website: www.mississippi.org

 NY State Department of Economic Development  

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Sam Natapoff, Senior Advisor to the Governor of NY State
for International Commerce and Senior Vice President,
International Economic Development
New York State Dept. of Economic Development
Empire State Development
633 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Telephone: (212) 803-2350
Email: snatapoff@empire.state.ny.us

PRC Consulates in Chicago & San Francisco - Commercial Section

 

Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Chicago - www.chinaconsulatechicago.org/eng/

Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in San Francisco - www.chinaconsulatesf.org/eng/

The US-China Business Council

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The US-China Business Council (USCBC) is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of over 200 US companies that do business with China. Founded in 1973, USCBC provides unmatched information, advisory, advocacy, and program services to its membership. Through its offices in Washington, Beijing, and Shanghai, USCBC is uniquely positioned to serve its members' interests in the United States and China. USCBC’s flagship publication, the China Business Review, is the leading publication on China trade and investment.
Email: info@uschina.org
Website: www.uschina.org

Virginia Economic Development Partnership

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VEDP is dedicated to promoting Virginia companies that provide services throughout the global marketplace. Participation in this network is free to Virginia companies.

Lindsey Bertozzi, Marketing Assistant
Telephone: 804-545-5767
Email: LBertozzi@yesvirginia.org
Website: www.exportvirginia.org/directory

The Georgia Department of Economic Development

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The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is the state's sales and marketing arm, the lead agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small businesses, locating new markets for Georgia products, attracting tourists to Georgia, and promoting the state as a location for film, music and digital entertainment projects, as well as planning and mobilizing state resources for economic development. For more information, visit www.georgia.org.

Stella Xu
Manager of Chinese Initiatives
Georgia Department of Economic Development
75 Fifth Street, NW, Suite 1200 Atlanta,
Georgia 30308 – USA
Telephone: (+1) 404-962-4081
Email: sxu@georgia.org