Jiangsu Jinhu Economic Development Zone is located at west side of the county. Its approved area is 2.5 square kilometers, and the developed area is 2.5 square kilometers. Up till now it has devoted 506 million yuan for basic installations. It plans to build 12 horizontal roads and 8 longitudinal roads, with 60 thousand meters long in total. It has invested 81.4 million yuan to build roads with 35.1 thousand meters long; and invested 5.2 million yuan to build green area of 350 thousand square meters.
Up until July 2007, the development zone has introduced 185 projects with agreed fixed investments of 5.806 billion yuan, and 2.308 billion yuan has been put in place. There are 14 projects with investments over 100 million yuan, and 16 foreign invested projects. The principle large enterprises are Jiangsu Lishi Technology Co. with 25 million dollars registered finance, and Jiangsu Aiya Magnetism Power Car Co. with investment of 166 million yuan etc.
Jiangsu Jinhu Economic Development Zone takes electromechanical industry as leading factor. It could be divided into four main areas which are machinery processing, pharmaceutical and chemical industries, grain, oil and food, and textile and clothing.
Key town-leveled industrial zones of Jinhu County are:
1. Jinnan industrial zone: It plans to develop 1985 mu of area, and 70 mu have been developed. Six standard production plants (10,000 square meters) have been built. It encourages enterprises of the cable instrumentation and the mechanical processing to develop in the zone.
2. Licheng industrial zone: It plans to develop 2500 mu of area, and 1200 mu have been developed. Roads, electric power lines, water pipeline have been provided in the zone. It lays stress on the machinery components, cables and meters, clothing toys enterprises.
3. Minqiao industrial zone: It plans to develop 2000 mu of area, and 1000 mu have been developed. Six standard production plants (10,000 square meters) have been built. It focuses on the instruments, clothing and toys, machinery processing, and oil and food enterprises.
4. Yinji industrial zone: It plans to develop 2260 mu of area, and 460 mu have been developed. Roads, electric power lines, water pipeline have been provided in the zone. 10,000 square meters of standard factory buildings are finished for rent. It encourages machinery, electronics, instruments, and cable enterprises to invest in the zone.