16 Chinese MBA students from Ningxia who are at the University of Illinois at Chicago were recently in Galesburg, Illinois for a forum sponsored by the Galesburg Regional Economic Development Association.
The students, from Ningxia Province in northwest China, gave a PowerPoint presentation about the advantages of investing in their region.
(Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region is in northwest China and into the middle and lower reaches of the Yellow River. It is bordered by Gansu to the south, Shaanxi to the east, and the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to the north, and is one of the five ethnic minority autonomous regions in China.)
Mayor Gary Smith said the students are taking the two-year UIC MBA program ‘on a special, accelerated program. They’re the first representatives from Ningxia Province to ever be at UIC, so they are the best of the best, the future leaders of their province.’
Zhu Dong, deputy division chief of the Ningxia Investment Promotion Bureau, was refreshingly open.
He said 30,000 people in the province have jobs because of foreign investment from 24 countries, including Japan, the U.S., Great Britain, Canada, Sweden, Germany, Russia and others.