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Taicang to build top industrial zone of culture, science and technology

( chinadaily.com.cn )

Updated: 2014-03-14

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With its increasing reputation, Taicang Science and Education New Town is attracting more and more well-known institutions and celebrities to start up a business. Since the beginning of the year, nearly 30 companies have registered or are processing their registrations in Taicang University Science Park, bringing the total to about 180 in less than a year after the park’s approval as the provincial university science park.

Meanwhile, Shanghai Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone’s Taicang branch has started on its constructionwork, looking for improved growth in the design and production of mobile devices and digital content development. As a a mobile advertising network that operates across iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and mobile websites, Mobfox will start the construction of amobile internet park in Taicang this year.

In order to become Jiangsu’s first-class industrial zone of culture, science and technology, Taicang Science and Education New Town needs to attract leading parks, scientific institutions, enterprises and the best professionals to produce an industrial assembly effect. At present, the town is gearing up for a take-off in industrial development.

Leading companies will be introduced this year into business related information and cultural industries that are based on mobile internet and digital media, respectively. Recently, the town reached a strategic framework agreement with ZTE Corporation on its project “Smart City Industry Park”. A batch of significant projects is steadily moving forward. It is a deepening study on its connection with Shanghai’s Free Trade Zone and Hongqiao’s Central Business District. The town will attempt to have over 100 newly registered enterprises and introduce 1000 people to various professions.

The professional shortage problem that many companies find suffocating might eventually be fixed. Famous training institutions introduced previously have begun to provide lots of professionals for companies in Taicang. As for the town, the most important foundation stone of industrial clusters is having qualified personnel. Only once the worry of a lack of professionals is relieved can companies have confidence in a long-term development.