Mayor Lays out Objectives for Commercial Districts: Localization, Internationalization, and Industrialization
Mayor Ko Wen-je attended a press event recognizing the City’s outstanding commercial districts at SPOT Huashan on December 4.During his address, Ko pointed out that a total of 26 business groups submitted creative proposals, 7 of which were awarded. The winners include the Beauty Business Trade Association of Taipei; Tianmu Marketplace Development Association; Nanchang Furniture Street Development Association; Chengde Automobile Commercial District Development Association; Chongnan Book Street Promotion Association; Ximen Pedestrian Zone Development Association, and Taipei Hot Springs Association.The event was held to encourage commercial districts across Taipei to polish up the image of the city by highlighting characteristics of local brands through an innovative approach, Ko remarked. He stressed the three core concepts to promote commercial districts: localization, which seeks to integrate local traits; internationalization, involving methods to lure foreign tourists; and industrialization – enhancing the profitability of businesses.According to Ko, the City has employed the features of Google Map in placing 15 kinds of keys to mark the different services for commercial districts. These markers indicate traits such as foreign language service, free WIFI connections, charging sites for cell phones, bicycle friendly locations, vegetarian friendly restaurants, and others. He urged commercial districts to support the City’s policies and work together to improve service quality to attract more visitors.