Jinan has been predominant in the information technology (IT) industry, and was named "China's software city" by the Ministry of Science and Technology in 2011.
In 2017 the prime operating revenue of Jinan's IT industry totaled 319.9 billion yuan while that of the city's software and IT services accounted for 51 percent of the province's total, ranking first among all cities in the province.
The city's new generation IT industry cluster was selected as the only one-pillar industry cluster in Shandong province in November 2018, and awarded 30 million yuan over three years by the government. It was also listed among Jinan's plan to develop 10 industries by 2020 with an industrial development capacity of 100 billion yuan. The other nine industries are quantum technology, intelligent manufacturing and high-end equipment, biological medicine, advanced materials, science and technology services, culture-oriented travel, medical rehabilitation, modern logistics, and industrial finance.
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