On June 15, 2011, Yiyang National Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone was approved by the State Council. Yiyang National Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone comprises of three industrial parks, Yiyang National Hi-Tech Industrial Park, Longling Industrial Park and the Eastern Industrial Park, of which the Eastern Industrial Park is the pilot demonstration area for “Two-Oriented Society” project (resource-saving and environment-friendly) in Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan City Cluster, national key undertaking zone for graded transfer of processing trade, provincial demonstration region for balanced urban and rural development and economic bridgehead connecting Yiyang and the provincial capital, Changsha.
Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone gathers 285 industrial enterprises of four leading industrial clusters, representing emerging industries of new energy and materials like KBC Corporation, Ltd. and Jingxin Polytron Technologies Inc; emerging information and technology service industries like Ai-shi Electronics and Soonking Company, Ltd.; High-end equipment manufacturing and service industries like Huitong and Zijiang Machinery; intensive processing industries of agricultural products like Yihua Aguatic Products Co., ltd and Hansen Pharmaceutical Co., ltd.. During the 11th Five-Year Plan period, the growth of major economic indicators of the zone like district GDP, fixed asset investment value, industrial output value, added value of industrial output, high-tech output and fiscal revenues have all increased more than 40%.
Focused on technological innovations, High-tech Zone has made remarkable accomplishment in accelerating the industrialization process of scientific and technological achievements. There are now 2 national enterprise technical centers, 3 provincial engineering technology research centers, 5 enterprise technology centers and 82 different public service platforms. Besides, enterprises in the park have established a long-term cooperation mechanism with the government, economics, industry, and more than 20 domestic and foreign universities and research institutions. The high-tech Park has been recognized as "Yiyang Information Industry Park of the National High-tech Industrial Base ", "Yiyang Advanced Manufacturing Technology Industry Base of the National Torch Plan", "Commercialization and Industrial Development Base for Technological Achievements of Hunan Universities and Research Institutes", "Hunan Pioneering Park for Returning Overseas Students" “Central South University Technology Park", "Hunan University of Technology Park", and “Hunan IPR Pilot Park".
Chinese source: baike.baidu.com