CHENGDU, Feb. 23 (NBD) -- Innovative urban program "Home in Chengdu Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Technical Tours & Reception for Consular Officials 2017" was held Wednesday in JingRong Start-up Hub, Southwest China's Chengdu.
Consular officials of 18 countries including the U.S., Germany, Australia and Singapore from Chengdu, Chongqing and Guangzhou participated in the ceremony and thumbed up for Chengdu's efforts taken to win over global talents, with a growing number of foreigners making investment and business inroads in this land of particularly favorable natural conditions for start-ups and talents.
Speaking at the event, Luo Qiang, Mayor of Chengdu, said that Chengdu maintains steady economic growing trend and has witnessed 1217 billion yuan (177 billion US dollars) gross production in the area in 2016, an amount ranked second place among China's provincial cities.
Chengdu has, since the launch of "Home in Chengdu" program for expats in 2016, received an increasing number of foreigners starting their business in the city, which has obviously strengthened its global presence and influence.
Christopher Lim, Australian Consul General in Chengdu, said in response to NBD that similar to Australia, Chengdu has established a readily inclusive environment towards cultural diversities, which breeds favorable conditions for the development of high-profile talents.