AbstractThe objective of this article is to develop a competitiveness index for the 645 cities of the state of São Paulo, Brazil (ICM-SP), using a Principal Components Methodology (PCA). We ranked cities according to the overall competitiveness index and each one of the five dimensions of competitiveness. Moreover, we performed an Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis (ESDA) in the ICM-SP. Our results show that medium sized cities have in general higher competitiveness than large cities. Moreover, we found that c…
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