Huzhou City boasts a long history and colorful culture, abundant in natural resources. Huzhou City is located on the southern bank of Taihu Lake and was named after the vast lake. Huzhou is an ancient city with a history of more than 2,300 years. Now Huzhou Municipality has jurisdiction over Wuxing, Nanxun two districts and Deqing, Changxing, Anji three counties, covering an area of 5,818 km2 with a population of 2.64 million. Huzhou enjoys picturesque landscape and beautiful environment. There are a number of famous tourist destinations in Huzhou, such as Nanxun Ancient Town, Great Bamboo Sea in Anji, Naked Retreats in Deqing. It is the birthplace of the famous judgment that clean water and green mountains are the biggest treasures. Huzhou is the exclusive prefecture-level demonstration zone for conservation culture in China as well. Many honor titles, the Hundred Best Chinese City with the Favored Investment Environment and the Ten Happiest Chinese City etc, have been awarded to Huzhou City.
Huzhou City boasts unique location advantages and well-developed transportation system. Huzhou is known as the common hinterland of Shanghai, Nanjing and Hangzhou three big cities and is served by the modern traffic network. Three high speed railways and three expressways all cross through Huzhou City. Huzhou also neighbors Shanghai Pudong, Shanghai Hongqiao, Nanjing Lukou and Hanghzou Xiaoshan four international airports. The golden waterway from Changxing via Huzhou can reach Shanghai and gain access to the sea.
Huzhou City boasts featured industries and strong economic strengths. Huzhou City firmly implements the strategies that ecology, industry and opening up play a dominant role in the progress of the city. The per capita GDP in 2015 stood at 79,000 yuan. The industrial clusters of tourism, green home furnishing, elevators, new energy and biopharmaceutical sector etc, have been taken shape primarily in Huzhou. Huzhou City gives priority to develop the four leading industries - information economy, high-end equipment manufacturing, health industry and tourism, reforms and upgrade three traditional advantage industries – metallic materials, green home furnishing, textiles and apparels, and takes initiatives to cultivate new economic growth points such as geo-information, new energy automobile etc. A new industrial pattern called 4 + 3 +N for short will be formed in the near future in Huzhou.