To talk about Xi’an Park being comparable to American’s Silicon Valley is to understate the case for the Chinese version.
Xi’an Software Park is a national software industrial and software export base, and is one of the first the Service Outsourcing Base Cities designated by the Central Government.
It is within Xi’an High-tech Industries Development Zone, a special economic development area. To date, Xi’an Software Park has attracted more than 630 software and outsourcing enterprises both from within China and abroad, with more than 50,000 employees.
The city is located in the weight center of China and is about two hours air from the Capital Beijing or the coast city Shanghai.
It has one of the four biggest international airports in China, with 29 international routes connecting major Southeast Asian cities in Japan and Singapore, as well as European and North American cities such as Frankfurt, Paris, New York, San Francisco, and Vancouver.
The base has equipped with 1000 MB optical fiber and communication devices from national providers China Telecom, CNC, and Unicom have been built in the Software Park.
Over 450 software enterprises gained national certificate; More than 1,300 software products and 1,200-plus software copyright have been registered; 180-plus enterprises gained the CMMI, ISO27001 certificates and other industrial related certificates.
This is not the time to argue whether Xi’an Software Park has made more efficient use of its concentration of software houses than others. But it does show a government that organizes a national software industrial & software export base can expect significant results.