New Mexico looks to China for investment
27 Nov 2017
For a few days in early October, just as the weather was beginning to gild the cottonwood leaves, 170 Chinese business professionals came to the United States with the hopes of making it big in New Mexico.
The U.S.-China Business Matchmaking Summit had all the trappings of a standard international business conference: speeches by politicians; industry-specific panels; and tours meant to acquaint participants with a city they would likely not have otherwise visited. But the focus of the Albuquerque event was partnering Chinese nationals interested in investing abroad with businesses hailing from one of the poorest states in America.