Quinn announces business agreements in China
The Associated Press September 19, 2011 4:14PM
Updated: September 19, 2011 4:14PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has announced two business agreements between Chinese and American companies.
Quinn was in Beijing during an eight-day trade mission Monday.
He says China-based Goldwind plans to build a $200 million wind farm in Lee County in north-central Illinois. The project should provide enough electricity for about 25,000 homes while creating 100 construction jobs and about a dozen permanent jobs.
The second deal involves Decatur-based agriculture giant Archer Daniels Midland Co.
ADM will sell 180,000 metric tons of soybeans to a Chinese soy products manufacturer by December 2012.
Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady says such foreign trade deals can’t make up for Quinn policies that have given Illinois a reputation as a bad place for companies to operate