- China.org.cn, April 21, 2015
Hunan Province has 14 state-level development zones and nearly 100 provincial-level development zones and industrial parks distributed across its 14 cities and prefectures.
Changsha National High-Tech Industrial Development Zone (CSHTZ)
Changsha National High-Tech Industrial Development Zone, situated in the west urban district of the city of Changsha, was established in 1988. It became one of China’s earliest national-level high-tech industry development zones with the State Council’s approval in 1991.
The national innovative technology pilot zone, which has a total planned area of 100 square kilometers, has been developed into a high-end industrial area that is home to offices of 639 corporations, including branches and research and development institutions belonging to 29 of the world's top 500 companies.
Development priorities in the zone include advanced equipment manufacturing, electronics and information technology, bio-pharmaceuticals, new energy, new materials, environmental protection and services outsourcing.
Contact: The Administrative Committee of the CSHTZ
Address: No.668 Lugu Avenue, Changsha, Hunan, China
Xiangtan Jiuhua Economic and Technology Development Zone (Xiangtan ETDZ)
Since the Xiangtan Jiuhua Economic and Technology Development Zone was established in 2003, it has become a primary focus of China’s initiative to develop the three major cities of Hunan - Changsha, Zhuzhou and Xiangtan. The Xiangtan ETDZ is now a pilot zone for building a resource-conserving and environmentally friendly society, commonly referred to as a "dual-oriented society." It is also an investment zone for Taiwanese firms approved by the provincial government.
Xiangtan ETDZ has a planned area of 138 square kilometers and hosts 241 enterprises with a total investment of 120 billion yuan. Some of the world’s top 500 companies, including Tower, Samsung, China Minmetals, Metal One and Geely, have offices in the area.
In 2013, the zone brought in a total income of 105.32 billion yuan, with 59.06 billion yuan in gross industrial output value.
Development priorities in the Xiangtan ETDZ include automobile and auto parts manufacturing, equipment manufacturing, electronic information technology and modern service industry.
Contact: Administrative Office of Xiangtan Jiuhua Economic and Technology Development Zone
Address: 98 Fuzhou Road, Xiangtan City, Hunan Province, China 411101