A Chinese trade delegation has traveled to Helena to hear investment pitches and discuss exporting opportunities with representatives from 27 Montana companies.

Gov. Steve Bullock and the Montana Department of Commerce hosted the delegation of more than 20 Chinese investors Friday. Some of the participating Montana businesses included Absaroka Energy, Green Venture Enterprises, Headframe Spirits and Wide Open West Adventures.

Bullock led a delegation of Montana business owners to China in September and said at the time discussions were underway to bring Chinese investors to the state.

He says expanding trade relations with China is one of the state's greatest opportunities to boost Montana's exporting economy and attract foreign direct investments to business projects in the state.

Bullock's trip was the first trade mission by a Montana governor in 15 years