The study aims to analyze the potential for the business sector and the leading commodity in Central Java Province to improve the economic competitiveness. There are two methods used to see the structure of the economy of Central Java namely Location Quotient (LQ) and SWOT Analysis. The results show that trade, hotels and restaurants is a dominant sector in Central Java. These results indicate the success of Central Java in managing the trade, hotels and restaurants. Central Java also has tourism potential to improve the competitiveness of its economy. The most importantly, simplifying the bureaucracy to attract investors needs to provide employment opportunities to increase income per capita.
Economic competitiveness, regional autonomy, Central Java.
Etty Puji Lestari is with the Department of Economics, Universitas Terbuka, Jakarta, Indonesia 15418 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Muhamad Kholis is with UPBJJ Universitas Terbuka Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia (e-mail: email@example.com).
Etty Puji Lestari and Muhamad Kholis, "
The Practices of Regional Autonomy in Central Java, Indonesia and Its Implication on Economic Competitiveness," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 4, no. 5, pp.