JUNEAU — Alaska businesses with interests in seafood, tourism and investment are among the more than two dozen participants in an upcoming trade mission to China led by Gov. Bill Walker, Walker's office announced Wednesday.
The 26-member delegation includes Alaska Native corporations, tourism and economic development companies, a baby-food maker, a university and even a municipality: the fast-growing Matanuska-Susitna Borough.
The trade mission heads to China next month.
Walker has placed a new focus on promoting trade with the country following the November announcement that three Chinese entities have agreed to work with Alaska to develop the state's huge proposed liquefied natural gas project.
China's president, Xi Jinping, also made a surprise stop in Anchorage last year, which included a seafood dinner with Walker.
The full list of trade mission participants is below.
A2A Railway Development Corp.
Alaska Pacific University
Alaska Skylar Travel
Alyeska Resort & Hotel Alyeska
Anchorage Economic Development Corp.
Bambino's Baby Food
Bering Straits Native Corp.
Chena Hot Springs Resort and Holdings
Copper River Seafoods
Denali Visions 3000 (49th State Brewing Co.)
Fairbanks Economic Development Corp.
Golden Harvest Alaska Seafood
Kachemak Bay Seafoods
Mat-Su Economic Development Corp.
Nana Regional Corp.
PT Capital LLC
RIM Architects & Design LLC
Trilogy Metals US Inc.