As the city’s core carrier to develop the international aviation hub, the 116-km2 Guangzhou Aerotropolis Development District (GADD) is home to approximately 8,300 enterprises, including China Southern Airlines, Guangdong Airport Authority and FedEx.
Founded in 1988, Zengcheng Economic & Technological Development Zone was upgraded to a national economic and technological development zone in March, 2010, and witnessed the establishment of national Dream Incubator of Overseas Chinese in December 2015. With a built and administered area of 70 km2, the Development Zone serves as an industrial base for translating the results of Guangzhou-Shenzhen S&T Innovation Corridor, a key node for making Guangzhou a key national central city and a hub-type network city, and one of the three major economic engines of the city to be developed with focused efforts.
Over the past 30 more years, Guangzhou Development District has been among the best national development districts in terms of comprehensive strength. It is an important economic growth pole, a key S&T innovation engine and an innovation-driven development core of Guangzhou.
Nansha New District will focus on the development of shipping, logistics, featured finance, international commerce and trade, high-end manufacturing and professional service etc., and establish itself as a new leader in modern industry, mainly the producer service, and a world-leading comprehensive service hub.
The Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City (SSGKC), with its ground-breaking ceremony on 30 June 2010, continues as the next iconic project of Sino-Singapore cooperation after the Suzhou Industrial Park and Tianjin Eco-City. The SSGKC is located on a 123-sq. km green filed, north of Huangpu district and about 30 km away from downtown Guangzhou.
Covering an area of 183.18 hectares, GIBI is the hinterland of biomedical research and development in Guangzhou Development District (GDD) and of the biomedical industry in the strategic layout of "one river-three belts" of the city. The core location of the National Biological Industry Base of Guangzhou approved by the National Development and Reform Commission, of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Corridor, and of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, GIBI plans to be the regional headquartersr, operation center and R&D center of domestic and foreign biomedical and health enterprises as well as a world-class biomedicine innovation base and Guangdong innovation-driven development demonstration area.