Dagupan City bagged several awards namely Top 1 Most Competitive in Infrastructure; Top 2 Most Competitive in Economic Dynamism; and Top 3 Most Competitive in Resiliency, all under the Component Cities Category during the Rimat Ti Amianan- Pammadayaw Ti Siglat Ken Laing Ti Ilokano – Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) 2023 Awarding Ceremonies conducted by the Department of Trade and Industry Region 1 last November 23 at the La Union Convention Center, Sevilla, San Fernando City, La Union.
Mayor Belen Fernandez, who was on an official trip, was represented by Sangguniang Panlungsod Member Michael Fernandez and his wife, former Coun. Maybelyn Fernandez in receiving the prestigious awards that recognized Dagupan’s effectiveness in governance.
The ranking of cities and municipalities were based on the sum of their scores on the five pillars of CMCI: Economic Dynamism, Government Efficiency, Resiliency, Infrastructure and Innovation.
In 2013, the DTI, National Competitiveness Council and Regional Competitiveness Committees developed the CMCI with the assistance of the United States Agency for International Development.