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2013 China best venture city selection continues the investigation latitude last year, which focus on the different performance of various innovative city in three aspects of the city’s economic development, city innovation ability, the vitality of private enterprises, as a benchmark index, performance evaluation of the city. The selection activities reflect the following characteristics.

first, and last year’s list, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and other cities are still among the best, ranking little change. These cities have always been in a leading position in economic dynamism and innovation. Beijing and Shanghai talent, investment institutions gathered, strong entrepreneurial atmosphere; Shenzhen as a special zone, the government has a high degree of autonomy, can provide more preferential policies. But there are many disadvantages of these cities: high cost, traffic congestion, air pollution, people’s mental pressure.

second, Jiangsu and Zhejiang in most of Suzhou, Hangzhou City, Wuxi, Changzhou, Nanjing, Nantong, and Ningbo city. These cities are relatively close to Shanghai, but lower rent and labor costs, convenient transportation, investment channels, the local private economy has been a major contributor to the city’s GDP. In the recovery of the "business city" questionnaires, many entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs would choose in the second tier city business, until the development of enterprises mature, need more talent and strategy, will be moved to Beijing, Shanghai and other first-tier cities, after all, in the early days, to live is the most important.

finally, the inland city of Wuhan, Chongqing, Xi’an raised, ranking have increased to varying degrees, the three city’s annual GDP growth rate is above 11%, the amount of VC and get the number of enterprise investment is also increasing year by year. Especially in Xi’an, the number of patent applications in 2012 than in 2011 increased by nearly 1 times. The inland city has lower manpower and cost of rent, the pressure of competition in the industry, more and more people are attracted to entrepreneurship. In addition, last year ranked 24 in Changzhou this year rose to 12, and the local private economic activity have a great relationship, the number of patent applications in Changzhou in 2012 compared to 2011 growth of more than 70% VC, the total investment growth of 64%, all kinds of preferential policies to attract a large number of enterprises innovation park.

"China’s best entrepreneurial city selection" in 2012 to start a year. We hope that through a variety of objective indicators of the entrepreneurial city rankings, ready to provide a friend to provide a macro reference. Choose which city entrepreneurship, talent, capital, cost, policy, enterprise stage is the necessary considerations, the most critical thing is to combine the specific circumstances of the project to make a choice.

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reference list for the 2012 GDP city of more than 250 billion yuan in the city, all of the data from 2011 to 2012 published by the National Bureau of statistics, provincial and Municipal Bureau of statistics released statistical bulletin and statistical yearbook, the annual work report and announcement and clear set around the relevant government departments.

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