Shenzhen may get all the headlines, but it is Jiangmen that boasts the fastest-growing tech sector, according to provincial data. At least, that is when it comes to numbers of startups: no fewer than 601 new hi-tech enterprises were registered in Jiangmen last year.
It is a drop in the bucket: Guangdong has 11,431 hi-tech enterprises. Still, 1,240 of those now hail from Jiangmen. It is not only an honor to make the list; there is money in it, too. Hi-tech enterprises officially acknowledged by the government enjoy preferential income tax policies that kicked in at the start of last year and will run until the end of next year, so the gate is maintained tightly.
The city government has been actively encouraging growth in the sector. Most of these are small and medium-sized enterprises and the government has set up incubators to help them, with subsidies for R&D.
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Fancy living in one of the nine Greater Bay Area cities, but worried about the costs of expatriate education and healthcare? Worry no more – if you are a Talent from one of the two SARs, that is.
Zhuhai’s Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau has released a plan to give talented individuals (talents) from Hong Kong and Macau access to local education and healthcare. The plan aims at establishing all-rounded social insurance and public services for talents from the two SARs by next year. Moreover, it proposes to grant the same pension benefits as locals, and do away with the need for employment permits.
Other incentives offered to talents from Hong Kong and Macau are already well known: the Zhuhai government provides subsidies and invests in incubators. It would seem that the city is focused on attracting only the brightest, however: those with a post-graduate degree.
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