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Taiwan ranked No. 1 area for cluster development

Taiwan ranked No. 1 area for cluster development

Taiwan's cluster development was ranked number one in the World Economic Forum, the Council for Economic and Development said yesterday, adding that it will continue to bridge the financial gap in the cluster development of urban and rural cities in Taiwan.
The Global Competitiveness Report 2007-2008, released by the Geneva-based WEF this November, ranked the competitiveness of 131 countries and economies based on public data and surveys of 11,000 business leaders worldwide.
The council said yesterday that in the 12 categories under the three sub-indices, Taiwan had the highest ranking in "state of cluster development," and was praised as one of the best models for innovative cluster development. The council said this was the second time Taiwan obtained the top spot in this regard, as the country won the same praise last year.
According to the council, cluster development has always been Taiwan's strong point, and that its success has brought forth even more innovation and productivity. The council said that besides the outstanding high-technology cluster development in Hsinchu, Taichung and Tainan, Taiwan's integrated artifact and other traditional industries, such as its ceramics cluster in Taipei County and its Taichung and Changhua bicycle clusters, are also showing signs of competitiveness.
The council noted that it will continue to help technological clusters to bolster its competitiveness on the international stage in order to cope with global trends, and that it would also speed up the development of traditional industry clusters as well as create steady economic growth and job opportunities for local people residing in traditional villages.
The council noted that it is aware that cities with high-tech cluster development are more financially well off, therefore, the government would pay attention to land acquisition and operation issues in order to bridge the financial gap between urban and rural cities.


Updated : 2021-02-26 13:28 GMT+08:00