Located in Lanzhou, Gansu province, Lanzhou High-tech Industrial Development Zone is one of the first batches of 27 national high-tech zones approved by the State Council in 1991.
By 2017, the zone governed Yantan Park, Yuzhong Park, Jiuzhou Economic Zone, Qilihe Park and Heping Industrial Park with a planned area of 182.77 sq km.
Situated in the Lanzhou one-hour commuting economic circle, the zone boasts convenient transportation in the Lanzhou-Baiyin-Xining region, and is approximately 60 km, 80 km and 195 km away from the cities of Baiyin, Dingxi and Xining, respectively. It is also an important connection of the Eurasian Continental Bridge.
With more than 20 years of development, the zone houses more than 5,000 enterprises and has formed an emerging industrial system featuring new materials, electronic information, bio-medicine, energy conservation and environmental protection, advanced manufacturing and modern service industry.
In 2015, the zone’s gross revenue, GDP and industrial added-value reached 160.3 billion yuan ($25 billion), 30 billion yuan and 22 billion yuan, respectively; the fixed asset investment went up to 13 billion yuan.
As a pilot demonstration area of industrial upgrading in Gansu, the zone is home to 102 high-tech firms, 16 enterprises in the strategic emerging industries and 22 listed companies, accounting for 32 percent, 28 percent and 44 percent of the province’s total, respectively.