as a provincial-level development zone located in Gaochun County, Nanjing, it started to be built in 2001 and is designed to cover a total area of 42.25 square kilometers, seeking to become a base for feature industries such as new material, electronic information, machinery manufacturing and green food as well as a base for the auxiliary software & service outsourcing industry.
The Zone has so far attracted three listed companies, namely, RedSun, Gaochun Ceramics and Hongbaoli. Over 100 well-known domestic enterprises and institutions have set up offices here, including the astronomical instrument production base of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, CETC No. 14 Research Institute, Jiangsu Skyrun, Dardi Water Cutter, Guansheng Group and Canaan. Therefore, the five dominant industries, namely, equipment manufacturing, electronic information, new material, green food and software are formed in the Zone.