Regional review [September 1998]

Swales, Kim (1998) Regional review [September 1998]. Quarterly Economic Commentary, 23 (4). pp. 23-29. ISSN 0306-7866

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Following an initial consultation document last summer, the Department of Trade and Industry has decided to produce regularly a review of regional competitiveness. These reviews are planned to be twice yearly, and the second was produced in July. These documents comprise a set of Regional Competitiveness Indicators (RCIs). The department defines regional competitiveness as the ability of regions to generate high income and employment levels while remaining exposed to domestic and international competition.