Free Zone & Special Economic Zone

We conduct competitive benchmarking, market demand analytics, industry assessment and demand forecast Special Economic Zone (SEZ) across the world. We aim to help to assist a country or district to evolve and accelerate economic development through industrial parks/SEZ, improving ease of doing business and sector specific interventions.

We conduct masterplan and feasibility study market feasibility assessment to determine the competitive and comparative advantages.

Free Zone and Special Economic Zone Projects

SQW, together with two other UK-based consultancies with regional offices in Hong Kong (GMI and Shankland Cox), were commissioned to formulate plans for reform of the service sector in Shanghai and redevelopment of the central commercial area of the city. The main objective was to facilitate the growth of Shanghai as an international financial and business centre for China, and of a wide range of services to support rapid industrialisation and economic development in the Yangtse Basin, a region with a population of 300 million of which Shanghai is the natural gateway city. The immediate catalyst for city centre redevelopment…
An economic cooperative strategy to mutually stimulate the development of the two places by combining their respective resources, strengths and capabilities. The maritime route joining the two places is also one of the key links of the “One Belt, One Road”, a global economic trading network being created by the Chinese government.
SQW is working with Menon Business Economics to undertake a desk based review of barriers to SME formation and growth in sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular focus on three East African countries – Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania – and on access to finance for firms in the formal economy.
SQW was commissioned to work with Scott Wilson Hong Kong to make inputs to a detailed submission of proposals for development of land related to a new port at Nansha in the Pearl River Delta, China. The land area concerned is around 26 sq km, to include port related activities and more general urbanisation. Our role was to advise on the nature and scale of provision for industry and service activities, both port related and others suited to this location.