Cixi Economic Development Zone
Cixi Economic Development Zone (CEDZ) is 12 kilometers to the north of Cixi city, linked by the Hushan-Congshou highway and the regional ring road. Four longitudinal highways (Lucheng-Andong highway, Hushan-Congshou highway, East Outer Ring, and Zhangshu-Xingpu highway) and three latitudinal highways (329 State Road, Zhongheng highway and Hangzhou Bay Bridge passage) are all located inside CEDZ's outer ring traffic network.
Aimed at building "A Famous City for Industry and Commerce in the Southern Flank of Yangtze River Delta", "An Economic Center in Northern Part of Ningbo", and "An Eco-travel Industry City", CEDZ has an allocated general planning area of 120 square kilometers.
CEDZ can be divided into three different functional sections horizontally.
The 40-sq-km east section is the economic, cultural and administrative center, offering commercial activities, living, leisure facilities and services.
The 60-sq-km middle section is designed for industrial development.
The 20-sq-km west section is allocated to develop high-level resort villas, hotels, a golf course, a wetland park and other leisure facilities.
Aviation: At present, it is 70 km from Hangzhou International Airport and equidistant from Ningbo Lishe Airport. After the Hangzhou Bay Bridge opened in 2008, it is only 168 km from Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
Port: It is 70 km from CEDZ to Ningbo Port, which links with 553 ports in more than 88 countries and districts worldwide, with regular container liners heading for Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, the Persian Gulf, Europe, North America, Singapore and Australia.
Railway: The Shushan Cargo Railway Station links Cixi with the national railway network, and handles cargo transportation between Cixi and other cities in China.
Highway: The CEDZ is 12 km to the north of Cixi city linked by the Hushan-Congshou highway and the regional ring road. Four longitudinal highways and three latitudinal highways are located inside CEDZ's outer ring traffic network.
Cixi has cemented its industrial structure focused on the following major products: electrical equipment and domestic appliances, bearings, precision machinery, knitting, textiles and garment manufacture, plastic products, food processing, and chemical fibers. Export-oriented economies are developing rapidly.
Cixi is often referred to as the best city for comprehensive industrial R&D and cooperation in China, with investors from both from home and abroad easily finding business partners in the city.