Ranking of the economic competitiveness of the cities in Lodz Voivodehip
SPATIAL PLANNING OFFICE OF THE LODZ VOIVODESHIP
On behalf of the Spatial Planning Office of the Lodz Voivodeship in the City of Lodz, we completed the research: Development problems of the cities in Lodz Voivodeship: economic situation. The main aim of the research was to characterize the economic competitiveness of the cities in Lodz Voivodeship.
The competitive position of the territorial unit is determined both by the potential of the recourses held and the possibilities under its structure. The competitiveness, therefore, is a sum of the potential expressed by the investment attractiveness of given territorial unit and its real use that illustrates the adaptive character ? the ability of the economy to adopt to the changing economic conditions and long-term development.
On the basis of the research run, we have prepared the investment attractiveness and adoptive indicators and the resultant indicator of the economic competitiveness that constitutes the sum of two previous indicators.
The attractiveness indicator involves the assessment of public transportation availability, the size of labor market, availability of investment grounds and business surrounding characteristics. When it comes to the adoptive indicator, we analyzed the economic and investment dynamics and the dynamic of labor market.
The research resulted in developing ranking of the economic competitiveness of the cities in Lodz Voivodeship. Strykow, Lodz and Rzgow proved to be the most economically competitive cities, Lodz was identified as the city with the highest investment attractiveness and Strykow as the city with the best economic adoptive indicator.