Deyang National Economic and Technological Development Zone was founded in 1992 and upgraded to a national-level economic and technological development zone in June 2010.
Covering an area of 79.2 square kilometers, the zone, some 42 kilometers to Chengdu, is located at the core of the Chengyu Economic Zone with an advanced transport system of expressways, national highways, railways and roads.
The zone's pillar industries include equipment manufacturing, energy equipment and new materials. It is home to a series of backbone enterprises such as the China National Erzhong Group, Dong Fang Turbine Co Ltd and Dongfang Boiler Group Co Ltd, together with a batch of high-tech enterprises, which has forged the first-class industrial cluster of equipment manufacturing.
The zone is also an equipment manufacturing base for China's hydropower, thermal power generation, nuclear power, wind power, natural gas power and solar power.
The zone will boost transformation from traditional manufacturing to high-end equipment manufacturing and upgrade its industry-oriented economy. It aims to be a driving force for the city's high-quality development and industrial transformation.
By the end of 2017, the zone was home to 15 civil-military integration enterprises, 25.9 percent of the city's total. It has 31 high-tech companies including Zhongjia Industry Group, Deyang Newpeace Automation Instrument Co Ltd and Deyang Tengen Heavy Industry Co Ltd. The zone is home to three national key labs, two national-level technological centers, seven provincial-level technological centers and four demonstration companies for China's intellectual property rights.
In 2017, the zone achieved a gross industrial output value of 54.52 billion yuan ($8.1 billion), up 15.9 percent year-on-year, with the growth rate of industrial added value surging 8.2 percent year-on-year. Its comprehensive strength ranked sixth in western China and third in Sichuan province.
The zone attracted a total of 13.1 billion yuan in investment as well as 17 projects each worth over 100 million yuan.
By 2020, the gross industrial output value of the zone is expected to reach 85 billion yuan with the overall revenue in service industry surpassing 20 billion yuan.