First-class Business Environment
Pudong also boasts 49 star hotels, 21 of which are five-star hotels, and 370,000 sq m of state-of-the-art exhibition and convention facilities, including the Shanghai International Conference Center, Shanghai New International Expo Center and Shanghai World Expo Center. In 2015, 86% of all international exhibitions in Shanghai were held in Pudong, where the exhibition surface area was 46% of the city.
A large pool of international high-caliber professionals: Pudong has attracted a diverse mix of nearly one million high-caliber professionals from across the world, contributing to over one third of the total number in Shanghai, including some 70,000 researchers in foreign- invested enterprises. By 2015, Pudong has a highly-skilled professional population of up to 1.34 million, with nearly 35% of its prime working age population having at least a college diploma.
Dynamic retail sectors: Pudong is ranked No.1 in the scale and growth rate of retail business among all districts and counties across Shanghai, accounting for 31.9 percent of Shanghai’s total output in the wholesale and retail sector and 18.7 percent of the city’s total retail sales of social consumer goods.
By the end of 2015, Pudong had a total of some 10 million sq m of existing commercial space and 3.5 million sq m under construction. A four-level commercial structure has taken shape, consisting of one city-level business center (the Lujiazui CBD), 5 district-level centers, 8 city- level specialty commercial streets and 9 community-level demonstration areas. A number of landmark commercial facilities in Pudong are well received, including the Shanghai IFC Mall, Super Brand Mall, Shanghai No.1 Yaohan, Life Hub @ Jinqiao, Kerry Center, Wanda Plaza, Florentia Villlage and Disney Flagship Store.