When Madison Met Handan – A Tale of Two Cities

It’s unlikely that many of the 60 Chinese investors who visited Madison in September had heard of the Wisconsin state capital and home of the University of Wisconsin Badgers before agreeing to visit the U.S. Similarly the city of Handan, the Chinese home of about a third of the tourists including the organizer, is hardly a household name in Wisconsin – or for that matter to anyone outside of China’s steel industry. And yet on Sept. 26, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walkerplayed host to half the group(the other half was busy wine tasting in Oregon) at a banquet in the governor’s mansion, where they could get to know some local firms in need of capital.





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