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Zhangjiagang ranks third among China's top 100 strongest counties

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Updated:2020-07-29

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Zhangjiagang, a county-level city in Jiangsu province, ranks third among China's 100 strongest counties in 2020. [Photo/zjgonline.com]


Zhangjiagang, a county-level city in Jiangsu province, ranked third among China's 100 strongest counties in 2020, following Kunshan and Jiangyin, according to a list released by CCID Consulting Group on July 28.

 

The list was based on the overall economic strength, growth potential, prosperity and green development among counties in China.

 

CCID Consulting Group is a scientific research institution directly attached to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. It has been committed to studying economy, regional development and emerging industries in China for many years. Thus, the ranking enjoys high credibility and authority.

 

Zhangjiagang, a rising port city along the Yangtze River, has made remarkable achievements in economy, culture, finance, commerce and trade in recent years.

 

The city's GDP reached 285 billion yuan ($40.16 billion) by the end of 2019, a year-on-year increase of 6 percent, ranking third among counties in China.

 

Its industries maintained healthy and steady growth. The total output value of industries above the designated scale in the city reached 453 billion yuan.

 

Zhangjiagang is currently home to more than 10,000 industrial enterprises, including over 1,000 foreign-funded firms and 21 listed firms.

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