Fuzhou High-tech Industrial Development Zone (FHTZ, 福州高新技术开发区) was launched in 1991 with the approval of the State Council. It is among the first group of state-level high-tech zones. With a planning area of 68 square kilometers, FHTZ has a jurisdiction over six industrial parks, namely Hongshan High-tech Park, Cangshan High-tech Park, Mawei High-tech Park, Fuzhou Software Park, Haixi High-tech Industrial Park Bio-medical Park and Electrical Industrial Park (also known as "Two Parks").
FHTZ boasts five major advantages, including technology resource, innovation resource, brainpower resource, available land resource, promoting effect in local economy. It has invested more than 2 billion Yuan in infrastructure construction since its establishment and attracted a galaxy of talents from Peking University, Tsinghua University and other national key universities. The main campus of FHTZ is separated from the downtown by a river and only an hour's drive from ports and Fuzhou Changle International airport. Several dozens of industry leaders have been funded in FHTZ while many world-famous multinational companies such as CPT, LG, NEG, EPSON set up factories in here.
FHTZ is among the top 34 of 116 state-level High-tech Industrial Development Zones in 2015. At present, it is vigorously supporting promising high-tech pilot enterprises, and accelerating the paces to expand high-tech industrial bases.