Guian New Area is a State-level new area approved by the State Council on Jan 6, 2014. Located between Guiyang and Anshun, Guizhou province, its planned area is 1,795 sq km.
Guian New Area plays a strategic role of building an economic growth pole in western China, an inland highland of open economy, and a demonstration area of ecological civilization.
In 2015, it was listed in the second group of national new urbanization comprehensive pilot areas, and in 2016 was among the first regional demonstration bases designated by the State Council.
In the first quarter of 2016, the national economic data of Guian New Area showed a GDP of 5.84 billion yuan ($883 million), a year-on-year growth of 48.5 percent.
Regional GDP：two billion yuan, an increase of 60 percent
Fixed investment：9.2 billion yuan, an increase of 13.9 percent
Total retail sales of consumer goods：310 million yuan, an increase of 35.2 percent
Finance：3.9-million-yuan deposit balance in financial institutions, an increase of 9 percent. 890 million yuan loan balance, an increase of 10 percent.
Investment：31 projects signed, attracting 40 billion yuan of investment, with actual funds of 5.8 billion yuan.
Disposable income：the per capita disposable income for urban residents was 6,790 yuan, up 13 percent, and for rural residents was 2,328 yuan, up 15 percent.
Ecological and cultural advantages
Guian New Area is located in the world-class gold tourism belt between the ancient town of Qingyan and Huangguoshu Waterfall. It has an average annual temperature of 15℃ and more than 20 World Heritage sites and National Scenic Areas. It has beautiful scenery and a diversified original culture built on 17 native ethnic heritages.
Resource and personnel advantages
Guizhou is rich in mineral resources and is an important province in China for "sending electricity from the west to the east". The price of electricity is obviously lower than that of other regions. Guizhou's GDP, thanks to the province's rapid development, has been among the highest in the whole country over the past five years. Guizhou ranks fourth among inflow destinations of college graduates in China. At the same time, labor and land costs are relatively low, with obvious comparative advantages.
Reform and innovation advantages
As a state-level new area, Guian New Area enjoys more favorable reform and experimentation rights granted by the State in fiscal policies and taxation, investment, finance and land, and a more favorable industrial support policy. The new area was authorized by the State Council to set up the Guian Comprehensive Bonded Zone and was approved by the State Council as a pilot for innovative development of the national service trade. It was named a "National Big Data Industry Development Agglomeration Zone" by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. It set up 50 billion yuan ($7.90 billion) worth of new urbanization development investment fund, approved by the National Development and Reform Commission.
Geographical location advantage
Guian New Area is a transport hub located in southwestern China. A number of regional trunk channels converge there. Guizhou-Guangzhou High-speed Railway and Guiyang section in Shanghai-Kunming High-speed Railway have been opened to traffic, while the construction of Chengdu-Guizhou High-speed Railway and Chongqing-Guizhou High-speed Railway is accelerating.
All 560-km of the city's major road networks, and the main roads of its industrial parks and University City, have been completed and are open to traffic, forming a smooth road network. The new area's five sewage treatment plants have the highest standards in China, There are also one waterworks with a daily water supply capacity of 200,000 tons, two 220KV substations and four 110KV substations.
Guian New Area is where Guizhou can develop and utilize the most abundant land resources. A total area of 260 square kilometers is planned as construction land, of which 57.5 square kilometers are slated for industrial use. The Guizhou provincial government guarantees availability of development and construction land in Guian New Area, and the land use quota can be adjusted within the province.
As an important part of Guian New Area, Guizhou Huaxi University City and Qingzhen Vocational Education City have educational and scientific research functions. They are part of a new science and technology industrial park well-supplied with talent, knowledge, and technology operating with a green philosophy. Huaxi University City has to date built seven colleges and universities, and five are under construction. Nearly 120,000 teachers and students have been recruited, of whom 70,000 have been accommodated in Qingzhen Vocational Education City, which alone has built 19 schools. The number of teachers and students will reach 400,000 or more in the next few years, which will provide Guian New Area with strong intellectual support.
The new area has built a comprehensive investment business ecosystem around big data and information, high-end equipment manufacturing, large health medicine, cultural tourism, modern mountain agriculture, modern service industry and other major industries. It has also built a pro-business humanistic system, a business environment ecosystem, a strong business financial ecosystem, a business services ecosystem, a multi-business ecosystem, and effective network and other mechanisms to promote business and clarify the precise national positioning of the new area's investment and business capacity.
The new area is strictly following the Guizhou provincial government's "Plan of big data industry development and implementation in Guizhou province", as well as its "Opinions on speeding up the development of big data industry".
Big data industry, high-end equipment manufacturing industry, biopharmaceutical industry, healthcare industry, E-commerce industry
Guian New Area has attracted well-known enterprises from home and abroad like Qualcomm, Foxconn, Microsoft and Chinese three major telecommunications operators.