Building Sports Industry Cluster Promoting Regional Economic Development-A Case Study of Henan Province
Sports College of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan 450044, China
Abstract: Concentration of regional industry within a region can play a key role in promoting regional economic development. Thanks to its rich sport resources, Henan’s sports industry cluster has the features needed to develop this part of the provincial economy. In particular, further development of the sports industry structure in Henan can help rationalize its industrial structure and make it a more integral element of urban development. In constructing the sport industry cluster, special efforts should be devoted to building functional zones for R&D, production of sports and fitness equipment, sports services, and other supporting facilities. In addition, unique local natural resources of the province and impact of large-scale activities should be fully exploited.
[Haichao Gao. Building Sports Industry Cluster Promoting Regional Economic Development-A Case Study of Henan Province. Life Sci J 2013; 10(1):3160-3164]. (ISSN: 1097-8135). http://www.lifesciencesite.com.
Key words: sports industry; cluster; regional economy.