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Urban Competitiveness and the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area.

Author: 
Gauto, Victor.

Traditionally, discussions of “competitiveness” have focused on firms or national economies. Recently, this conceptualization has been extended to urban economies and their role in promoting economic development for local jurisdictions. This article defines urban competitiveness and the indicators that are most commonly used to measure competitiveness, compares the performance of the Twin Cities metropolitan region to seven peer metropolitan areas on a range of urban-competitiveness indicators, and discusses the potential policy implications of this analysis. NOTE: Rankings for all peer metropolitan areas on all measures discussed in this article can be found online.

Journal: 
CURA Reporter
Publication date: 
2012
Publisher: 
Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
Sponsor: 
The research on which this article is based was supported by the University Metropolitan Consortium, which is coordinated through CURA.
Pages: 
42 (2): 3-8
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CURA call number: 
Reporter 42 (2)

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