"China has over 300 million in their middle class. Three hundred million," Davis said, adding that the country values American products, a perception that he said North Carolina needs to better leverage in business. "We're in a global market now. I have no problem with Jimmy Lee buying mills at a market price if he can keep those mills working and keep those employees working. Where they sell the wood is irrelevant to me so long as they are enhancing the business opportunities."