China: Infrastructure Influences Locations Decisions

China: Infrastructure Influences Locations Decisions


March 2014

Some credit China with leading the largest infrastructure build-out initiative in the world. In some cases, entire neighborhoods have seemed to materialize almost overnight. The country has clearly come a long way with the biggest expenditures having been devoted to improving roads, power, rail and the country's water supply. That development is shaping growth patterns throughout the country and influencing location decisions for both national and multinational firms. To date, the focus of much of that infrastructure investment has been on coastal cities. However, since the post-global financial crisis stimulus in 2009, inland areas are beginning to get a bigger share of that infrastructure investment.

Keywords: China Report, Asia Pacific, China, Infrastructure, Airports, Rail, Transportation, Site, Location, Developing, City

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