Given Nebraska’s leading role in the livestock and food production industries in the U.S., it’s not surprising that Nebraska exported over half of the total U.S. beef exports to China in 2018, and was the #1 U.S. beef exporter to China in 2019. Nebraska has much potential in expanding its exports to China especially given the abundance of Agtech innovations coming from this state.  Education, Agriculture, and Healthcare are some of the main fields that attract Chinese Americans to the state.  Universities in Nebraska have well-established partnerships with Chinese Universities such as a short-term health professional exchange program between University of Nebraska Medical Center and three top Chinese medical schools: Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Tongji University, and Capital Medical University.


$1.6 billion USD in goods exports from Nebraska to China in 2020.

$177 Million USD in service exports from Nebraska to China in 2019.

Top 3 Goods Exports Nebraska
Top 3 Service exports to China Nebraska
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Top 3 Chinese firms with employment Nebraska

Nebraska’s exports to China supported 8,850 U.S. jobs in 2019

Top 3 educational institutions with Chinese enrollment Nebraska

25.3% of international students in Nebraska are Chinese (IIE, Open Doors 2021)


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Why China Matters

Why China matters to the Heartland Join USHCA and our partners in exploring Why China Matters to the Heartland. Learn how each Heartland state benefits from its relationship with China economically, educationally and culturally. Event Date: January 25th, 2022 10:00

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