Chinese province to increase imports from Mo., invest additional $100M

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says a Chinese province has agreed to increase its imports from Missouri by $100 million over the next three years.

Nixon's announcement Wednesday about the Hebei province came as part a weeklong trade trip to China. The governor previously announced that a new agreement with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade would increase imports of Missouri goods by $1 billion over three years.

In addition to importing more Missouri products, Nixon said officials from the Hebei province also have agreed to invest an additional $100 million in Missouri.

All of this news comes following the announcement of a $4.4 billion trade agreement with China on Oct. 24.