Look Across the Pacific for Investors
In the next 10 years you may find the search for investors takes you farther than ever imagined…all the way across the Pacific Ocean to China. China has A LOT of money. In 2010 alone China invested $5 billion in American companies. But $5 billion is mere pocket change compared to the $1 trillion to $2 trillion that one report predicts China will invest in U.S. businesses by the end of the decade.
The report, conducted by the Asia Society and Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, concludes that around 10, 000 American jobs have already been created by Chinese investment.
Although there are many fears about China becoming too involved in the U.S. market, and some think political tension between the countries may interfere, there is no doubt that trillions of dollars from China could change the American economy profoundly.
To read about four small American businesses that have already benefited from Chinese investment check out this article from The New York Times.