Industry parks play a key role in the continued development of mainland China. The transformation of the industry park landscape provides an array of new opportunities and challenges for park planners: private developers and local governments. In this report, we provide a number of lessons and strategies for planners to consider as they look to expand or revitalize their current industry park or create new ones.

As part of enhancing coordination with local government partners, private developers should look to develop a comprehensive plan for park development. In creating their park plan, developers should engage in the industry filtering process and target tenant survey analysis to plan use of park space among different sub-industries and supporting service infrastructure. Developers may also want to consider new methods for enhancing their leasing strategy.