湖南新化 (Xīnhuà county in the central-southern Húnán Province) is nationally famous for being the home of most of the print shop owners in China. Weird record? Yes, but interesting social insight:
As China began to open up economically, the first people to become rich in a rural villages would often influence what business their entire area went into. This was both because of the importance of family businesses (many would hire their extended families) and because one person getting rich in a poor place is likely to get imitated.
Regardless, two brothers suddenly had success with photocopiers and printers, and before anyone could say “double-sided, in color, please”, people from Húnán were running almost every print shop in the country.
Other areas are famous for specific businesses. For example, people from Pútián are famous for their (disreputable!) hospitals, and people from Yìwū are famous for little trinkets and accessories.
Guess where the owner is from. Xinhua