At the Heart of Pearl River Delta
The Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City (SSGKC) is located at the core area of the Pearl River Delta region. It sits 35 km, or merely a half-hour drive, from the Guangzhou city centre and 25 km from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. SSGKC sits right at the core of Guangzhou’s new growth axis, the 680sqkm Eastern Scenic New Town comprising the key districts of Luogang, Zengceng, etc, and is positioned as the brain centre and core service centre that would drive the urban and economic growth, and sustainability of Eastern Guangdong Province. SSGKC itself has a total site area of 123 sq km, half of which will be preserved as green land, the remaining 60 sq km of land is being developed in phases over the next 15 to 20 years. The Metro, regional high speed rail and expressways have been constructed to serve the site in tandem with its development phasing. When fully completed, SSGKC is expected to house a live-in population of more than 500,000 people, and serving more than 2 million people in the immediate vicinity.
Strong Local Government
Guangzhou Development District Administrative Committee, the local host government for SSGKC, has a proven track record in developing economic successes. Consistently ranked top amongst national development districts in the whole of China, the economy under its jurisdiction generated an impressive GDP of RMB 220 billion (7.5% year-on-year growth), and a tax revenue of RMB 45.9 billion (7.8% year-on-year growth) in 2014. With its wealth of resources, Guangzhou Development District is in a good position to help create value for businesses that locate and expand in SSGKC.
Global Operating Environment
Within the surrounding economic parks governed by the Guangzhou Development District, 6,000 foreign-invested enterprises have been established by investors from more than 60 countries, including 118 Fortune 500 companies. Companies, regardless of their size or country of origin, that are keen to invest in SSGKC can expect an familiar operating environment to help them implement their China strategy.
Magnet for Talents
SSGKC can tap on the huge talent pool generated by the city of Guangzhou. The 63 universities located within Guangzhou city enrolls more than 600,000 students and graduates more than 100,000 annually. The city also houses 7 state and provincial-level science and technology university parks, 197 research institutions and 124 national, provincial and municipal engineering technology research centers. The talent pool is also supplemented by international talents, with generous talent incentive schemes in place to help attract and re-locate leading professionals from overseas. This creates an inclusive, open and diversified business environment that augurs well for companies looking to set up their operations in SSGKC.
An Entry Point to the Southern China Market
SSGKC is strategically located in the heart of the economically vibrant Pearl River Delta and also well-served by a network of high-speed rail, expressways and subways, providing fast and convenient access to the rest of Pearl River Delta and Guangdong Province. These conditions make it ideal for companies to locate operational HQs within the SSGKC to oversee their business interests for southern China. With SSGKC’s strategic positioning as the model for Guangdong’s economic transformation, products and services that have proven successful within the SSGKC can expect demand from other parts of southern China as economic transformation perpetuates throughout the province.