Found in the south of China, Hunan is traditionally a rice and cotton grower in China but machinery, steel, tobacco and food processing, and electronics are now also major contributors to its economy. The province can also boast of its national influence due to its entertainment programs, specifically Hunan TV.
As manufacturing industries begin moving from coastal provinces like Guangdong and Zhejiang to Hunan, the province will want to take advantage. Hunan is a desirable destination due to its low wages, low real estate costs, and one of the largest populations of migrant workers. For the future, the province is looking to nurturing emerging and hi-tech industries and building infrastructure in China. Machinery, steel making, tea, tobacco and food processing, electronics and new materials are major contributors to its industrial output.
Hunan's GDP grew 11.3% to RMB2.22 trillion in 2012.
Changsha National Economic and Technology Development Zone
Changsha National New & Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone
Chenzhou Export Processing Zone
Zhuzhou National New & Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone