Chinese Delegation Visit to Columbus County Successful

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Columbus County welcomed an 11-person Chinese delegation from Zhaoyuan City on July 23-24, 2012.  The delegation came to Columbus County to explore the possibility of establishing a "sister-city" relationship as well as to investigate potential investment opportunities.  During the two-day visit, the delegation toured several of the County's manufacturing and distribution companies including Nice Blends, Black's Tire, Whiteville Fabrics, Atlantic Automotive, and Atlantic Publishing.  The visit culminated with a boat ride and southern "pig-pickin'" at Lake Waccamaw.  Economic Development Director Gary Lanier stated that he received very positive comments from the delegates and that he felt the visit was successful.

For the WECT TV6 news story of the visit, click here.

A Columbus County delegation plans to visit Zhaoyuan City in the upcoming months.