BEIJINA, CHINA (KTHV) - Governor Asa Hutchinson has completed another trade mission with China, this time bringing 400 jobs and an investment of $20 million in Little Rock from the Suzhou Tianyuan Garments Company.
The garment company focuses mainly on casual and sports wear which includes clients such as Adidas, Reebok, and Armani. Their biggest client is Adidas. 90% of Adidas' garments come from Tianyuan and the company's annual production is roughly 10 million articles of clothing.
"I am thrilled to announce that Tianyuan has chosen Arkansas as their North American home," Gov. Hutchinson said. "Arkansas' strategic location will give them great access to the US market and beyond."
The Arkansas Economic Development Commission will work Tianyuan to finalize the agreement and they hope to be operational in Arkansas by the end of 2017.