Dalian Economic and Technological Development Zone is the first State-level economic and technological development zone established in Jin county, Dalian, and was approved by the State Council in September 1984.
Currently, it has formed industrial clusters of electronic information, integrated circuits, high-end equipment manufacturing, biomedicine, automobile and parts, new energy and new materials, and modern service industry.
In 2017, its total industrial output reached 206.47 billion yuan ($30.61 billion), up 12.2 percent year-on-year. Investment in fixed assets totaled 25.68 billion yuan, up 26.53 percent from the previous year. Its general public budget revenue was 9.02 billion yuan, a 13.4 percent year-on-year increase. Actual foreign investment soared by 209 percent, reaching $1.13 billion.