[photopress:industrial_zones_Hefei.jpg,full,alignright]An example of the way a high tech development zone can, with the right management and encouragement, positively surge ahead.
Hefei National New and High Technology Industrial Development Zone was founded in October 1990. In 1997, the Development Zone was ratified as an APEC Science and Technology Industrial Park, with special open policies to APEC and EU members.
Hefei High Tech Park was also approved as a National High Tech Export Base in 2000 and obtained the award of a Advanced High Tech Zone under the Torch Program in 2003.
Hefei High Tech Park has five listed companies and more than 20 branches of companies listed on stock markets abroad. More than 100 foreign enterprises from over 20 countries have settled here, including more than 10 of the World Top 500.
With more than 740 enterprises Hefei High Tech Park ranks number 16 within the 53 national level high tech development zones in China.
Source: Frontier Blog