LEE COUNTY, IL-During a current trip to Beijing, Gov. Pat Quinnannounced Monday that a company there, Xinjiang Goldwind Scienceand Technology Co. Ltd., will build a $200 million wind farm here.Goldwind is one of the world’s largest wind turbinemanufacturers.

The company will break ground on the project, dubbed Shady Oaks,in the fall, according to a governor’s statement Monday. Onceonline, the project will provide enough electricity for about25,000 homes.

Quinn said in the statement that the new business opening ispart of a state mission to double exports and develop partnershipsin emerging technology fields. “Our state has the resources, humancapital and innovative drive to expand our global reach,” he said.Nearly 30 Chinese companies have invested in Illinois.

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