As part of the US Heartland China Association’s goal of putting a regional face on economic development opportunities in the Heartland, the following committees have been created to make intraregional connections, share news and information, and drive regional-level initiatives in their areas.
- Economic Development
- Environment, Infrastructure & Energy*
- Chinese Community Leaders
- Heartland Chambers of Commerce*
- Service & Retail*
Chairperson: Jim Schultz
The agriculture committee combines resources from business, government and academia to create cross-border opportunities in this very important part of the Heartland’s economy and identity.
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Chairperson: John Merrill
The Economic Development Committee works with stakeholders in government, business and education to foster the environments needed to create and maintain jobs.
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Chairperson: Blaine Brownell
The Education Committee brings together resources in K12 and higher education to apply research, expertise, and new entrants to the workforce to US-China collaboration.
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Chinese Community Leaders
Chairperson: Swallow X. Yan
The Chinese Community Leaders Committee works with partner organizations throughout the Heartland region to build a strong coalition of Chinese Americans who share our mission to build a strong and stable relationship between the U.S. and China through people-to-people diplomacy and exchanges in culture, education, and business.
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Environment, Infrastructure & Energy
The Environment Committee focuses on leveraging expertise and technology in China and the US to create sustainable living environments for people, flora and fauna.
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