Asia Pacific: Changsha, China

Asia Pacific: Changsha, China

Population: 6.5 million
Ease of Doing Business Rank (China): 83
Rigidity of Employment Index (China): 27

Already identified by Chinese authorities as one of 13 cities in the nation expected to become outsourcing hubs, Changsha offers benefits well beyond its tech-savvy population and lucrative government incentives. The city, located in central China, is home to nearly 50% of the country's animation companies and is marketing itself as a center for animation outsourcing to the West.