Knorr-Bremse, a German auto parts manufacturer, signed an agreement with Suzhou New District on July 27 to increase investment in SND.
Suzhou New District's GDP reached 77.9 billion yuan ($12.02 billion), up 15.7 percent year-on-year, the highest growth rate in the city.
A startup station, established jointly by Suzhou Innovation Park and China Construction Bank, was unveiled in Suzhou New District on July 22.
The Youth & Children's Center in Suzhou New District is an after-school education platform integrating art, science and technology, sports, and cultural exchanges.
The State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense signed agreements with Suzhou on July 18 to cooperate on advanced technological achievements.
China's first court for handling labor disputes opened in Suzhou, Jiangsu province.