Approved in December 1984, Guangzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone was one of the first national economic development zones in China. The zone now has a developed area of 17.67 square kilometers.
Located in the central area of the economically developed Pearl River Delta, and backed by Guangzhou, the economic, cultural, transportation, information and financial center of South China, Guangzhou Economic & Technology Development Zone (GETDZ) is 30 kilometers from downtown Guangzhou, and 65 nautical miles from Hong Kong.
There are different highways that pass GETDZ, such as Guangzhou-Shenzhen Highway, Guangzhou-Shantou High way, Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Zhuhai Expressway, Guang-Hui Highway. There is also the Xiagang main road in the West Zone, the Luonang main road in the East Zone and the Yonghe main road.
Investment priority is given to electronic information, bio-pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, automobiles, modern logistics and steel.