Chinese Investors Wade Into U.S. Heartland, For Asian Carp

NEW YORK — Taking on the Asian carp ravaging the Mississippi River that cuts through the U.S. Heartland, Chinese investors have set up a fish processing industrial park in Kentucky, and more investment may be spawned in other surrounding states.

It may seem surprising, but there were only eight Chinese companies operating in whole Kentucky by 2018. A sudden surge in number was observed in mid-April when seven Chinese investors came and established presence in the relatively obscure Wickliffe City, Ballard County.

Together with the Two Rivers Fisheries, created by Chinese American businesswoman Angie Yu and operating since 2012 in the area, these investors formed the first Asian carp industrial park in the United States.

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