Bob Boughner. Officials of three major agricultural universities in China are interested in the idea of establishing an international campus in Chatham-Kent, says Michael Burton.
Burton, the municipality's director of economic development, has just returned from a two-week visit to China along with Mayor Randy Hope and Chatham area business entrepreneur Jorge Lamas.
Burton told The Chatham Daily News Wednesday the potential international campus would be established in collaboration with the Ridgetown campus of the University of Guelph.
"Officials with the Chinese universities were quite enthusiastic regarding our proposal,'' he said. "We expect further discussions in Chatham-Kent in 2013.''
He also revealed that a multi-billion dollar Chinese company is currently reviewing a non-disclosure agreement with Chatham-Kent to allow further discussions on a major investment proposal.
Burton said a number of meetings were also held with city mayors and outbound investment officials at the city and provincial levels. More...