Liuzhou High-Tech Industrial Development Zone was established in September 1992 with the aim of being an industrial base for high-tech industries and a demonstration area for upgrading traditional industries. It was merged with the Liudong New District in 2008 and upgraded to a national-level high-tech zone in 2010. In December 2017, the zone was named a demonstration park for the nation's intellectual property rights by China National Intellectual Property Administration.
Located at the east bank of the Liujiang River, the zone, covering 12 square kilometers, has a good living environment and is home to all kinds of service facilities including shopping malls, schools, hospitals, hotels and apartments. The zone has taken the auto industry as the cornerstone and focused on developing other emerging industries such as high-end manufacturing, electronic information, new materials, biomedicine and energy conservation and environmental protection.
It provides investors and enterprises with efficient and qualified services through various institutions including a national-level entrepreneurship incubator platform, law offices, customs, banks, commercial registration and inspection agencies and exchange management centers.
In 2017, the gross industrial output value of the zone was recorded at 182.98 billion yuan ($21.18 billion), up 9.19 percent year-on-year, with the industrial added value reaching 44.46 billion yuan, an annual increase of 4.86 percent. The zone achieved a total turnover of 187.25 billion yuan, up 9.15 percent year-on-year. Its fixed-asset investment realized 43.81 billion yuan, an annual increase of 16.01 percent.