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Hutchinson: Chinese meeting could mean more jobs in AR

Gov. Asa Hutchinson (Source: Arkansas Governor's Office) Gov. Asa Hutchinson (Source: Arkansas Governor's Office)
LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) -

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson believes the president’s meeting with China’s president will benefit Arkansas.

In a news release Tuesday, the governor said he’s confident on how President Donald Trump is handling unresolved trade issues with President Xi Jinping.

Governor Hutchinson believes the interest from Chinese companies he’s already seen in Arkansas will only get better after this meeting.

“The significant investment China is making in Arkansas will continue to strengthen our position on the global stage,” he said.

The news release states he led trade missions to China in the last two years.

His goal was to find foreign investment and advocate for agricultural exports in the Natural State.

So far, Sun Paper has invested $1 billion in building a facility in Arkadelphia.

It will create 250 jobs for that community.

Suzhou Tianyaun Garment Company also invested $20 million in Little Rock, creating 400 new jobs.

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