Subject This article discusses the issues related to improving the competitiveness of regions, effective management of areas' limited resources in the face of significant differentiation in the level of socio-economic development. Objectives The article aims to determine the level of activity of marketing technology use when managing an area's development. Methods For the study, we used scientific and statistical research methods, a content analysis, and table data visualization techniques. Results The article outlines the main approaches to the implementation of region marketing, focusing on the use of theoretical and practical marketing opportunities. To eliminate inaccuracies in the paperwork and ensure the consistency of interests of stakeholders in the field of strategic planning and area development management, the article proposes to expand the list of marketing tools used. Conclusions and Relevance There are some contradictions and imperfections in the current strategic documents. The information presented can be used by authorities at all levels to address issues related to improving the system of area strategic planning and the effectiveness of marketing methods in the management process.
Keywords: place marketing, marketing tools, territory development management, social and economic development of regions
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