Mayor Juliet Ferrer
La Carlota City was among component cities of Negros Occidental that were
adjudged in the over-all ranking, getting a Top Rank of 8th in Government
Efficiency, by the Cities Municipalities Competitive Index (CMCI) of the
National Competitive Council of the Philippines.
Of the Top 50 of the 136 cities and 399 municipa-lities in the Philippines in
terms of Government Efficiency, the city ranked 8th with the score of 19.619123,
followed by Economic Dynamism of 6.905608 and Infrastructure with 6.464347 or a
total score of 32.989078
The CMCI 2014 mea-sures competitiveness at the Local Government level using
25 indicators grouped into three equally weight pillars, which are: 1. Economic
Dynamism- as measured by business registrations capital; capacity to generate
employment; cost of living; cost of doing business; financial deepening;
productivity ; and presence of business and professional organizations. 2.
Government Efficiency –scores were based on data on transparency scores;
economic governance scores, local taxes and revenues; local competition related
awards; business registration efficiency; investment promotion, compliance to
national directives; security, health and education. 3. Infrastructure- scores
were based on date on existing road network, distance from city//municipality
center to major ports, Department of Tourism-accredited accommodations, health
infrastructure, education infrastructure, basic utilities infrastructure
investments, ICT connection, ATMS and public transportation.