Preferential investment policies
Nanning is the center of politics, economy, science and technology, culture, education and information. With the approval of the State Council, Nanning has enjoyed preferential policies for coastal cities since 1992. It has been designated as an important region for the West China Great Development Project since 2000. It is also the only capital city in the autonomous regions that enjoys both the preferential policies for coastal cities and the preferential policies for the middle and western parts of China.
Rich agricultural, mineral, and tourist resources
Agricultural resources: Nanning enjoys a subtropical monsoon climate with plenty of sunshine and rainfall. During four seasons of the year, the city is covered with luxuriant verdant vegetation. As a bread basket and a cash crops base in Guangxi, Nanning is rich in local and special agricultural products such as rice, corns, cassava, sugarcane, peanuts, beans, fiber crops, tea, jasmine flowers, Chinese chestnuts, and tobacco leaves, and more than 40 subtropical fruits like banana, pineapple, mango, longan, litchi, flat peach, orange, and over 300 Chinese medicinal herbs including amomun villosum, Chinese yam rhizome, Pinellia ternata Breit, Poria cocos, honeysuckle, panax notoginseng, and Chinese cinnamon.
Tourist resources: As a distributing center for tourists and commodities, Nanning and its surrounding areas boast abundant tourist resources. One of the four travel divisions in Guangxi is centered in Nanning. To the north of Nanning is the breathtaking scenery of Guilin, and to the south is the Silver Beach of Beihai. Nanning is only 200 km away from the Detian Waterfall, a transnational waterfall between China and Vietnam. A number of scenic spots are scattered in the city, including Qingxiu Mountain, Liangfengjiang National Forest Reserve, Yangmei Ancient Town, Damingshan Mountain, Jiulong Waterfalls, Jinlun Primitive Cave, Longhushan Natural Reserve, and Kunlun Pass.
Mineral resources: Nanning is located in the Lingnan (South of the Five Ridges, mainly referring to the region covering Guangdong and Guangxi) non-ferrous metal zone. A total of 41 kinds of minerals have been found, including manganese, zinc, aluminum, gold, silver, coal, quarts sand, rock crystal, barite, dolomite and granite. The deposits of 18 types of minerals, which fall into 6 categories, have been verified. A number of minerals found in Nanning take the lead in their deposits throughout Guangxi. Dominant mineral resources include vanadium, copper, tungsten, kaoline, tile clay, quartz sandstone, turf, saggar, and limestone.
Nanning has won the titles of "National Civilized City", "National Sanitary City", City of "UN Habitat Award", "China Baosteel Environmental Prize", "China Habitat Environment Prize", "China Excellent Tourism City", and "China's Top Ten Happiest Cities in 2015" successively, and been awarded "National Double Support Model City" for five consecutive years, "National Civilized City" for three consecutive years. In 2015, it was included in the first batch of National Ecological Garden City, becoming the only capital city among the seven winning cities.