Wang Xiaoming
Wang Xiaoming(Iowa Economic Development Authority, China Representative)
  • :+86.181.2155.6427
  • :Suite A, 22/F, 1800 Zhongshan West Road | Shanghai, 200235 China
Iowa brief

Located in the Midwestern region of the United States, an area often referred to as “America’s Heartland,” Iowa is bordered by the Mississippi River on the east and the Missouri River on the west. The state shares borders with the State of Minnesota to the north and the State of Missouri to the south. Three of the nation’s main interstate highways pass through Iowa. Interstate 35 goes north and south from the Canadian to the Mexican borders, Interstate 80 runs east and west from New York to California and Interstate 29 provides integral access to markets in western Iowa up to Canada. The major American metropolitan areas of Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Kansas City, Omaha and Minneapolis/St. Paul are only a few hours’ drive from Iowa’s borders. Iowa is perfectly positioned to export products around the globe.

The State of Iowa is a top agriculture state with a diversified economy. It is first in the nation in corn, pork and egg production and the second in soybean production. Iowa is also home to the world’s largest cereal mill (Quaker Oats), the world’s largest caramel color plant (Sethness) as well as the largest spice plant (Tone’s) in North America. In addition, the state also has core strengths in various other sectors including advanced manufacturing, biosciences and financial services. 


Industry overview
Advance manufacturing

  • Advanced manufacturing is Iowa’s largest industry contributing $30 billion annually to the state’s economy.
  • Iowa represents 17% of Iowa’s GDP.
  • More than 7,200 manufacturers employ nearly 226,000 Iowans, representing 15% of Iowa’s total workforce.

Food Processing

  • 24% of Iowa’s manufacturing GDP comes from the food processing industry
  • More than 1,000 Iowa food processors generate more than $35 billion worth of food products
  • Iowa is home to one-third of 100 food manufacturers/processors


  • Iowa leads the nation in ethanol production with 42 operating ethanol plants that have a capacity of 4.5 billion gallons [17 billion liters].

  • Iowa is the nation’s leading biodiesel producer with 10 biodiesel refineries producing a combined capacity of approximately 445 million gallons [1.6 billion liters].

  • Iowa provides the nation’s second-largest supply of biomass with the ability to harvest 14.4 million dry tons [about 13.3 million metric tons] of biomass per year (total cellulosic and crop biomass).

Green energy

  • 59.98% statewide electricity generation is from wind

  • 11,660 MW of wind power capacity, #2 of all states

  • #1 percentage of wind in overall electricity generation

Antonio Yung | Lili Wang
Lili Wang(California Cpaital - Sacramento Trade & Education China Office, Director)
  • :+86 23 6852 9776
  • :3008 China Resources Building, No. 49, Xiejiawan Zheng Street, Jiulongpo District, Chongqing, China
California, Sacramento
California-Sacramento Brief
        The state of California is on the west coast of the United States. It is the 5th largest economy in the world; where many of the most profitable business is based. California is home to the headquarters of over fifty Fortune 500 companies. California is also the preferred destination for Chinese enterprises when investing in the United States. Since the year of 2000, over 500 Chinese enterprises have invested more than US$8 billion and created over 10,000 jobs in high-tech, real estate, film and entertainment industries as well as other sectors in California. Many of the Chinese investments are heading into California due to the large and highly educated talent pool, its diversity and openness, as well as a large number of R&D institutions.

        Capital city of California, Sacramento

        Sacramento is the Capital City of the State of California. It is the political, agricultural and health science center of California. Sacramento is also home of many California industries and trade organizations, world-class clean energy and technology R&D centers. The Capital region is part of Central Valley, where the world most fertile agricultural lands is located. Both Sacramento City and State of California government are strong advocates of foreign investment. The city is also ideal for companies interested in collaborating with world-renowned universities such as University of California, Davis and Berkeley. The region boasts excellent transportation routes for distribution, reliable and inexpensive energy supplies, highly skilled and stable labor force. Home of the NBA Sacramento Kings and the internationally renowned entertainment venue: The Golden 1 Center. With plenty of sunshine, blue sky, and clean air, Sacramento boasted one of the highest valued lifestyles with a reasonable cost of living. California starts here!

Charles You
Brian Connors (Michigan-China Innovation Center)
  • :+1 517-455-6344
  • :1001 Woodward Ave. Suite 950, Detroit, MI 48226
The Michigan-China Innovation Center (MCIC) works on behalf of the State of Michigan government to manage Michigan’s China business development and relationships. MCIC’s mission is to promote business ties between Michigan and China.

MCIC provides free services directly to Chinese companies considering business in Michigan. MCIC provides free information, local introductions, and, in coordination with State of Michigan government, incentives support for Chinese businesses that are considering investing in Michigan.
MCIC has helped numerous Chinese businesses establish successful operations in Michigan, working in many industries, such as automotive manufacturing, automotive R&D, sales & logistics, insurance, and finance.We look forward to supporting your business, and hope you’ll contact us!

Charles You
Charles You(Georgia Ports Authority, China Representative)
  • :+86.21.5508.3967
Georgia brief
The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) is the administrative agency of the U.S. state of Georgia, that Develop, maintain and operate ocean and inland river ports within Georgia; foster international trade and new industry for state and local communities; promote Georgia's agricultural, industrial and natural resources; and maintain the natural quality of the environment.

Headquartered in Savannah, - the No.4 busiest container port in U.S., GPA hosts the vast majority water-borne trade of Georgia and South East of U.S.