Clusters are a striking feature of virtually every national, regional, state, and even metropolitan economy, especially in more economically advanced nations. Clusters are not unique, however; they are highly typical—and therein lies a paradox: the enduring competitive advantages in a global economy lie increasingly in local things—knowledge, relationships, motivation—that distant rivals cannot match.
— NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 1998 ISSUE OF HBR
Dive into the data
The data by cluster tool helps in comparing cluster performance and presence across Indian states. This tool is mainly helpful for national and regional policymakers whose aim is to develop and upgrade a particular cluster.
The cluster by region tool helps in examining the presence and performance of different clusters in a region. The data will help regional policymakers by identifying the clusters that they should focus on for enhancing competitiveness.
The performance of cluster tool helps in comparing cluster performance based on cluster stars. Cluster Stars are based on four measures: size, specialization, productivity and dynamism.
About the Project
In 2017 Institute for Competitiveness, India joined hands with Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness and Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, India to lay the foundation for their initiative Cluster Mapping India. The objective is to provide the leaders, businesses, and changemakers in the country with open records on industry clusters and regional business environment to advance competitiveness. It was conceived on the understanding that there has been no systematic statistical cluster analysis at pan India level despite the realization that focus on clusters holds the key to competitive advantage. This indicated a pressing need for defining and analysing clusters in India that can help businesses and regional policymakers to make informed decisions.