Rugao Located at the Yangtze River to the sea and the Shanghai metropolis circle scope is a historical cultural city of Jiangsu Province, the hometown of flowers and potted landscape in China, and the longevity land famous worldwide. Rugao County was founded in the 7th year of the Yixi Era of China’s East Jin Dynasty with a history of more than 1590 years. The County upgraded to a city in 1991. With an area of 1477sq kilometers, a total population of 1.43 million and 22 towns under its jurisdiction, it is listed one of the earliest China’s coastal open cities. In 2005, its gross domestic product reached 15 billion. Thanks to its booming economy and social service since the reform and opening-up, Rugao has become one of China’s top 100 cities in regional economy competitiveness. Covering a complete range of categories, the industrial economy is Rugao’s main economic part with its own feature. There are more than 15000 different kinds of enterprises in the whole city. Among which there are 545 scale enterprises, 12 Jiangsu Provincial enterprise groups and 89 high-tech enterprises including 21 provincial high-tech enterprises. Textile, food and machinery are Rugao’s traditional industries while ship building, petrochemical, new materials, E-information, Electric power& electric appliance manufacturing are its newly emerging industries.
Rugao’s foreign economy and trade are full of vigor and vitality. Merchants from 20 countries and regions have come to Rugao for investment and cooperation. 402 joint ventures have been set up in the city. More than 300 kinds of export commodities in 14 categories are well sold to over 80 countries and regions.
During the period of 11th five-year plan, Rugao will focus on pillar industries, including petrochemical, shipbuilding, automobile and fitting industries, modern logistics, new material, engine bed, machinery, electronics, and so forth. At the same time, infrastructure constructions like transportation, energy, port, etc., and comprehensive agricultural exploitation will also be regarded as important projects.
ⅠAutomobile and fitting industries Rugao will focus on diesel engines, low speed automobiles, light trucks, automobile tires and precise mechanical and electrical foundations. The spatial layout mainly concentrates in Rugao Economic Development Zone and Rucheng town.
Ⅱ Ship building, Ocean engineering and accessories Rugao will focus on large oil tanker, large container, large direct-loaded ship, liquefied petroleum gas ship and Oceanographic engineering equipments. At the same time, manufacturing industries which fit for shipbuilding industry like decks, ships electric appliance control industries, measuring appliance instruments, auxiliary powers and etc. are also regarded as the important projects. The spatial layout mainly concentrates in Rugao Port Economic Development Zone and Changjiang Town.
Ⅲ Petrochemical industries Rugao will rely on the coastlines and the land resources to form the petrochemical industries chain, which is petrochemical storage and logistic to heavy oil decomposition then to ethylene petrifaction product and etc. The spatial layout mainly concentrates in Rugao Port Economic Development Zone.
Ⅳ Fine chemical industries Rugao will focus on agricultural chemicals, the dye, the organic pigment intermediate, the hard ester acid, the hard ester hydrochloric acid and the extend series products, the palm oil intensive processing, new industry surface active agent, food and drink chemical additive and special-purpose fine chemical series products and so on. The spatial layout mainly concentrates in Rugao Port Economic Development Zone and Dingyan Town.
Encouraging emerging industries
Ⅰ New materials Rugao will focus on electronic new materials like new glass fiber, glass-steel construction material, thermo stable polypropylene electric capacity thin film and so on. The spatial layout mainly concentrates in Rugao Economic Development Zone and Rucheng Town.
Ⅱ E-information, electric & electric appliance industries Rugao will focus on electronic spare part, primary device, and high-pressured electric appliance. The spatial layout mainly concentrates in Rugao Economic Development Zone, Rucheng Town and Banjing Town.
Ⅰ Characteristic mechanical industry Rugao will focus on high accuracy foundations like new hydraulic press machine, new printer, new food packaging machine, numerical control engine bed, speed reduce machine, hoist machine, power plant valve, electric power fitting, steel ball, casting industry and so on. The spatial layout mainly concentrates in Rugao Economic Development Zone, Rucheng Town and Baipu Town.
Ⅱ Long life food industry Rugao will develop security and health foods unceasingly to fires the longevity brand. The spatial layout mainly concentrates in Rucheng Town, Motou Town and Jiangan Town.
Ⅲ Textile clothing industry Rugao will centralism the existing textile enterprises in suitable to promote the structure adjustment and the products correlation, to improve the developing of clothing, leather and the relevant industries, also to make the brand enterprises and products. The spatial layout mainly concentrates in Rugao Economic Development Zone, Dingyan Town, Jiuhua Town and Linzi Town.
Ⅳ Special steel and iron industry Rugao will promote the existing special steel enterprises’ technical level, strengthen the special steel profession research and development in new craft, new equipment and new material, to provide the high quality steel products for the shipbuilding and machinery industries. The spatial layout mainly concentrates in Changjiang Town.
According to the above industrial development plan, in order to make the domestic and foreign merchants better understanding Rugao investment project information, we promoting 8 big kinds, 89 (160 numerators) foreign economic and technical cooperation projects. These projects conform to the country industrial policy with large technology content, good prospect market and high investment benefit. Friends at home and abroad are sincerely welcome to Rugao for investment and cooperation.