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R12 LGUs Vying for the Top 50 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index Ranking for 2014

posted May 29, 2014, 11:05 PM by Dtiph Rehiyon Dose

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) National Economic Research and Business Assistance Center (NERBAC) 12, as secretariat to the Regional Competitiveness Council Committee (RC3) of Region 12, is facilitating the conduct of a survey among the region’s 5 cities and 45 municipalities for this year’s Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index.   

For 2013, a total of nine (9) LGUs from SOCCSKSARGEN landed in the Top 50 ranking nationwide. This included the following municipalities: Isulan - 18; Surallah - 8; Polomolok - 32; and, T’boli - 36. For the cities, all of the region’s 5 cities landed in the Top 50 rankings nationwide, Koronadal - 6; General Santos - 12; Kidapawan - 16; Tacurong - 22; Cotabato - 31  

This year’s survey exhorted the participation not only of the LGUs as primary sources of data, but national government agencies as well. Private sector organizations such as utility companies , also provided relevant data needed in the survey. 

The survey emphasized the following major areas which determine local government competitiveness: Economic Dynamism, Government Efficiency, and Basic Infrastructure. It covers around 30 indicators.

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