The Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) is an annual ranking of different cities and municipalities in the country based on a tool developed by the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) with the assistance of United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  The framework of the CMCI is drawn from the goal to make the country more globally competitive by measuring local competitiveness based on four major criteria: (1) Economic Dynamism, (2) Government Efficiency, (3) Infrastructure, and (4) Resiliency.

This tool is positioned to empower Local Government Units (LGUs) by measuring their current level of competitiveness against global standards, identify areas for growth and development and introduce possible reforms and initiatives to further boost local competitiveness.

The CMCI Survey is implemented by the Regional Competitiveness Committee (RCC) through DTI Region 02. At present, OIC – RD Ruben B. Diciano serves as Chairperson of the RCC while Dr. Cecil M. Dy of the Cagayan Valley Regional Tourism Council (CVRTC) performs as Co-Chairperson.