Chengdu is located in western China and is the capital of Sichuan Province. With over 10 million people Chengdu is one of China's largest cities. Chengdu is an integral part of the Sichuan economy responsible for an estimated 30% + of Sichuan's GDP. In the past Chengdu had been the most influential city in western China both politically and economically but since Chongqing was elevated to a provincial municipality it has been somewhat overtaken by Chongqing. Chengdu is part of what is referred to as the 'western triangle development zone' which includes Chengdu, Chongqing and Xian.
Chengdu's laid back culture, green environment and improving infrastructure, its first subway line became operational in late 2010 have helped to attract a large amount of business to bolster its traditional commercial and tourism industries. It also has a prosperous manufacturing sector of which 133 of the World’s top 500 largest corporations had a presence there by the end of 2009; including Intel, Sony, Toyota, Motorola, IBM, Nokia, Siemens, Canon and Microsoft, all of which operate assembly lines and/or research and development centers in Chengdu.
Major Companies in Chengdu:
New Hope Group: China's largest agribusiness with over 380 subsidiaries and 60,000 employees achieved is Chengdu's largest company.
Sichuan Kelun Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. is principally engaged in the research, development, manufacture and distribution of pharmaceutical products, with a major focus on injection related products. 2010 revenues were RMB 4 Billion
Tongwei Co., Ltd. is principally engaged in the production and distribution of feedstuffs, chemical products and new energy products. In 2010 it had revenues of RMB 9.6 billion.