SPATIAL DIVERSITY OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE COUNTIES OF ŚWIĘTOKRZYSKIE PROVINCE IN THE CONTEXT OF CREATING COMPETITIVE REGIONS
The region is perceived as a complex system created by man, including society, economy and environment. Regional economic development is a complex phenomenon, dependent not only on the combination between resources and factors of production, but also on the grounds of social, political or ecological, and cultural nature. The aim of the article is to present a positive impact on the business development of the region in terms of, among others, the number of business entities, individuals engaged in economic activity, employment and unemployment rates.For analysis, the synthetic measure the level of economic districts, and those areas of diagnostic variables were used. The analysis was carried out in a counties of the świętokrzyskie voivodeship. As source material, data from the Local Data Base of the Central Statistical Office for the 2008, 2012 and 2016 were used. The condition for economic development is the continuous growth of entrepreneurship and competitiveness in local or regional scale. Enterpreneurship is an important factor in development of regions. Enterprises are an important component of the economic structure. They are an important source of jobs, create entrepreneurial spirit and promote innovation, determine the development of competitiveness and prevent unemployment. Entrepreneurship development aligns regional disparities. It contributes to the living conditions of local communities.Regardless of the method of aggregation of synthetic measure in 2016 in the studied period high on the list were kielecki, skarżyski, starachowicki, ostrowiecki counties (industrial units in the region). At the other extreme were kazimierski, opatowski, pińczowski counties (agricultural units).