An aerial photo of Jinan CBD. [Photo/dzwww.com]
From January to July this year, Jinan Central Business District (CBD) added 1,356 newly registered market entities, with an average of about 200 new ones added every month.
To date, headquarters and regional headquarters of 17 Fortune Global 500 companies such as Shandong Energy Group, four corporate financial institutions such as Hengfeng Bank, four regional headquarters of foreign-funded and Taiwan-funded banks such as HSBC Bank, more than 40 provincial-level financial institutions such as Shandong Branch of the Bank of China, and a slew of headquarters of State-owned and province-owned enterprises such as Shandong Port Group Co have settled in the Jinan CBD, said Li Sha, deputy director of the Jinan CBD administration committee.
Jinan CBD is designed to be a regional economy and finance center. Its core area covers 320 hectares and the planned construction area spans 1,000 hectares.
This year marks the first group delivery of the buildings in Jinan CBD. As of the end of July, 17 out of 26 buildings have been completed and delivered.
With more key enterprises such as Shandong Agricultural Development Credit Guarantee Co planning to settle in the area, Jinan CBD is developing into a new highland with the most high-rise buildings, the most high-end enterprises, and the strongest influence in Shandong province.