Davao City ranked as the country’s most competitive metro city in a recent survey conducted by the Asian Institute of Management’s Philippine Cities Competitive Ranking Project. The AIM Policy Center conducted the benchmark survey under its City Competitive Program, which seeks to identify the best cities in which to live, work and operate a business.
The survey covered 90 cities, which fell under different categories such as metro, mid-sized and small cities.
The study considered six factors: the cost of doing business, the dynamism of the local economy, the human resources and training, the available infrastructure, the city’s responsiveness to business needs and the city’s quality of life.
At least 40 respondents in each city were asked to answer questionnaires pertaining to the criteria with 10 being the highest score and 1 as the lowest.