Evaluation of Township Competitiveness in China:A Case Study of Zhenjiang City

Based on relevant theories about competitiveness, we establish a set of theoretical evaluation indicator system of township competitiveness, in accordance with the township characteristics. We rank 41 towns in Zhenjiang City in terms of comprehensive competitiveness, using factor analysis method and entropy method. Compared with other towns across the country, we find that the township development in all districts (cities) is highly uneven; the township development within urban district of Zhenjiang City is not so rosy; the township features are not prominent; the number and scale of the township enterprises is not enough; individually-run enterprises never get anywhere. Then, the corresponding countermeasures are put forth for the development of agriculture-based towns and industry-based towns: for agricultural town, it should accelerate the development of modern high-efficiency agriculture, develop characteristic agriculture, and promote quality of agricultural products; for industrial town, it can make full use of the advantages in transport and geographical location, consciously draw on the driving role of urban economy, take actions that suit local circumstances to develop characteristic economy, vigorously develop the private economy and export-oriented economy to enrich people, and strengthen the government service function to create efficient government.

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Asian Agricultural Research
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