Main Article Content
The implementation of local development required to provide more focused and integrated guidance development, and innovation that can be used to enhance the local development progress. The local government should be able to draw up a master plan to develop local competitiveness. The development plan based on local resources become a strategic way to achieve the local development objectives that is the welfare improvement of the local community. The direction of regional development will be clearer with a suitable local development planning. The purpose of this study is to analyse to the implementation of local innovation development strategy which served as an effort to increase local competitiveness in Mojokerto regency. The second purpose is to analyse the innovation development that capable to encourage the local competitiveness in the regional and global market era. This study employed a qualitative method by using the questionnaires and interviews data collection method. The informants of this research consist of bureaucrats, community leaders, politicians and academics. The result of this research is that the development of local innovation strategies has been effectively implemented. However, it is unable to raise the optimisation of local competitiveness in the regional and global market arena. Therefore, the strategies to encourage the improvement of local competitiveness to compete regionally and globally are still necessary that includes awareness, an improvement, and maintenance.
Keywords: Innovation, Local Competitiveness, Global market.