12 Business Leaders From China Visiting USD
by Associated Press
July 06, 2013 12:48 PM
A delegation of a dozen business leaders from China is visiting the University of South Dakota to learn about investment opportunities in the United States.
The four-day American Visiting Institute for Chinese Entrepreneurs sessions will include lectures, tours and demonstrations of South Dakota's economic capabilities. They run Sunday through Wednesday.
USD Provost Chuck Staben will introduce Professor Bingquan Lu and speak about their friendship and building a "bridge" between South Dakota and China.
South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard, officials from the Governor's Office of Economic Development and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and executives from Valiant Vineyards, Sanford Health, Citibank and Raven Industries are also participating.
Institute presenters include Fordham University Center for Entrepreneurship co-director Mitchell Fillet and Steve Kirby, a founding partner of Sioux Falls-based Bluestem Capital Company.