Check out the new Global Competitiveness Report at the World Economic Forum site: http://www.weforum.org
Look under the “Initiatives” Tab and select “Global Competitiveness”. The video clips give a great summary.
The Global Competitiveness Index has been developed to rank countries, but I have found that the same criteria used to rank countries can been applied to regional economies as a means of comparison.
Like countries, classified as either developing, factor driven, or innovation driven, our global regions also can be classified in those terms.
Check out the report and let me know what you think!!!