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.