Seoul’s Competitiveness

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The US-based technology market research organization Strategy Analytics discovered that the United States and Singapore have an internet user rate of 88% and 60%, respectively. In Korea, this number is as high as 95%. Strategy Analytics explains that Seoul, a city of more than 20 million inhabitants (including its satellite cities), is a giant internet hotspot that offers cheap wireless internet connections virtually anywhere in the city, and praises Korea for its high connection rate. 

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    World Electronic Government : 1st place

    UN Survey 2008, 2012

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    World City Competitiveness Index : 6th place

    Mori Foundation Japan, 2012

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    Business Friendly Country : 8th place

    World Bank 2012

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    Competitiveness Index 2010: 9th place

    World City Competitiveness Report (Social Science Center, China)

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    Labor Productivity : 1st place

    OECD 2011

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    Global City Index : 8th place

    A.T.Kearney and Foreign
    Policy Magazine 2012

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    Convention-Friendly Cities: 5th place

    For three consecutive years (2010-12)
    UIA 2012

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    Economic Competitiveness : 3rd place

    Newsweek 2011