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Author(s): Kitti Kollár-Némedi, László Péli, Franciska Madár

Title: Covasna county in the mirror of economic, social, environmental factors

Source: International Scientific Days 2016. The Agri-Food Value Chain: Challenges for Natural Resources Management and Society

Document Type: Scientific paper

ISBN: 978-80-552-1503-7


Publisher: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra

PY, pages: 2016, 484-492

Published on-line: 2016-06-24

Language: eng

Abstract: Globalisation means new challenges to Covasna County’s economy, society and environment. We can observe regional disparities and unresolved economic and social problems in the region. Sectors, which represent the province's competitive advantage, such as a medical tourism, agricultural production, need further improvements in order to encourage real economic growth. For inducing development in the economic space the improvement of good quality infrastructure, businesses based on local resources and the innovation are essential. Covasna County is rich in environmental values, which are important to be managed in a more targeted way, due to the increasing value of untouched nature, clean air. The local initiatives increase the value of both rural and urban space and contribute to the increase of attraction of the space; however, in order to promote real economic development of the area, the needs and expectations of the region must be taken into account and competitive products must be created. Covasna County cities are now competing for investors, external resources and to obtain development resources. In this process the economic, social and environmental aspects of cities are very important. These factors greatly affect whether Covasna county cities get to the winning or the losing side of the competition. It is a great challenge to highlight the unique values of a region and further develop competitive advantages from them.

Keywords: regional inequalities, sustainability, competition, local resources

JEL Classification: GE11

Rights: Open Access :: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licence
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