Taiyuan Heavy Industry Co Ltd (Taizhong) began life in 1950 as the first producer of heavy equipment in the infancy of the People's Republic of China.
Taizhong, along with many other State-owned enterprises, has its own workers' residences, which have fostered a company culture over more than a half-century.
During this recent Chinese New Year, Jan 23 - Feb 15, the county had 780,000 tourists from China and abroad and tourist revenues of 86 million yuan ($14.2 million).
The city of Xiaoyi, Shanxi province，got provincial development and reform commission approval, recently, for its first foreign investment project, involving Brazil's Realeza Copper Mine.
Most of China's provincial regions have set lower targets for the growth of urban and rural incomes in 2014, in a sign of a more pragmatic outlook on the economic situation.
The Shanxi Brands Innovation Seminar, which was also a meeting to wrap up the Shanxi Brands China Tour, was held in Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi province, on Jan 13.
The Shanxi province will promote its brands through establishing exhibition centers in cities across China connected with a marketing network to make people more familiar with its better-known brands.
The city of Taiyuan, the provincial capital, recently joined a group of 68 cities that will be national information consumption pilots.
On the Wuhan stop of the "Shanxi Brands China Tour" in the capital of Hubei province, which closed on Dec 25, six Shanxi companies, from the city of Datong, had 170,000 yuan in sales and 13 million yuan worth of contracts.
Shanxi province has had a seminar on its electronic information sector and the opportunities that are emerging.