Approved in February last year, Huainan High-Tech Industrial Development Zone is the sixth national-level high-tech zone in Anhui province. The zone now has more than 100,000 residents and is home to about 1,300 companies. In 2017, the zone ranked 19th among 162 provincial-level development zones in terms of comprehensive capacity.
The Huainan zone enjoys geographical advantages. It neighbors several high-speed ways and is 40 minutes drive from Hefei Xinqiao International Airport and 10 minutes drive from Huainan Train Station.
The zone has many pillar industries including big data, new energy, biomedicine and advanced equipment manufacturing, and aims to play a leading role in the urban development transformation of Huainan, a resource-based city.