Since Lily Zhong entered the City Center scene nearly a year ago with promises to build Port St. Lucie’s first downtown filled with bustling businesses and happy homes, her past has been shrouded in secrecy.
A Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers investigation found that Lily Zhong, who also goes by two other names, has a record of business blunders.
The Chinese businesswoman established 18 companies in New Zealand, according to the country’s Companies Office. Fifteen failed and three are still listed on the register, documents show. The folded companies tackled developments on a much smaller scale than the $380 million City Center project.