Suqian Economic and Technological Development Zone [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Suqian Economic and Technological Development Zone, founded in November 1998, was upgraded to a national economic and technological development zone in January 2013.
Located south of Jiangsu province's Suqian, the zone is the city's highland for policies, funds, technologies and talents, and is the most important part of the city's modernization.
It focuses on industrial agglomeration and attaches great importance to the construction of facilities to improve supporting functions.
While having mechatronics, textiles and equipment manufacturing as its traditional competitive industries, the zone also cultivates its characteristic sectors, such as intelligent appliances, food and beverages, and optical display, and has attracted many prestigious companies from home and abroad.
In the first quarter of 2018, 16 investment projects in fixed assets worth 3.07 billion yuan ($442.4 million) were approved. The import and output value of the first quarter added up to $67.7 million.
Location map of Suqian Economic and Technological Development Zone [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]