April 16, 2014

Chinese investors like what they see in Wisconsin

Wisconsin has a number of assets attractive to global investment says the head of an advising group to the legislature and governor. As evidence, Tom Still of the Wisconsin Technology Council cites the Chinese investment firm PiYi that visited Wisconsin and other states in September.

While wealthy investors heard presentations from 180 U.S. companies, nine Wisconsin firms are now getting a “second look.” Still says that’s more than any other state including California, Texas, and Florida. 

Still says global connections like these and increasing exports is a key part of growing beyond the state’s physical limitations. “We’re 1.8 percent of the U.S. population and less than a thousandth of a percent of the world’s population.”

The Wisconsin companies being looked at include firms specializing in energy storage, biotech, medical devices, and water technology.