Is Goyang first place?
There are many of the large cities in the world or the rich cities with much budget. Even in Korea, there are many more cities that are richer and larger with more population than Goyang-si. However, money cannot buy happiness. Therefore, cities cannot be evaluated only by the size or wealth.
Goyang-si is not the biggest or richest city or the city with the most population in Korea. However, Goyang-si is one of the cities that people prefer to live the most in Korea. Goyang-si has already been rated on top by many of the groups multiple times. Especially, it is interesting to see that Goyang-si has been maintaining one of the top ten cities and also been rated on top for many times. This might be the result from continuous investment and know-how and experience from infrastructure from the past.
In general, there are many cases that such investigation tends not to reflect the satisfaction of residents in the area. However, Goyang-si turned out that the satisfaction level of current residents was very high. According to the results of survey conducted on residents in Goyang-si, there were only about 1.4% of respondents indicating that they were not satisfied with environment in Goyang-si. If the current residents rated their own city high, it must be really the city that people prefer to live at.
Successfully held Goyang-si Teenagers Job concert.
Discussion with 100 people in happy Goyang-si with a million population (2015)
Special episode of employment in Goyang-si (K-culture valley and other location maps)
Goyang-si employment special episode (Bird’s eye view on automobile service complex)
What is the reason why citizens are satisfied with living in Goyang-si? There might be many reasons. They might include the convenience of living in a city as Goyang-si was rated high in terms of the education and security and transportation, etc. However, experts say that Goyang-si is the most harmonized city that citizens were satisfied with living at. Known to have magnificent views, Bukhansan Mountain provides a million residents in Goyang-si the beauty of the nature. Lake Park where people are able to feel the relaxation in the city also provides an opportunity of leisure to them. In addition, the globally largest size facility and exhibition, KINTEX, is providing various experiences to residents. Oulim Nuri and Aram Nuri are providing cultural lives to people as a complex culture space. Furthermore, Goyang is growing as a global city as a hub in Korean wave as the hottest trend in global cultural contents and International Horticulture Goyang Korea to make the entire city full of flower scent every year. The reason why Goyang-si was chosen as a city where people wanted to live is because of the quality of life.
However, there are still practical and visible achievements. Difficulty in employment and high unemployment rate are the global issues including Korea. Therefore, creating an opportunity for employment shows the competitive power of the country or government (or local community) as well as the capacity of public officials. In addition, Goyang-si has been rated on top among 161 cities or guns in the evaluation of ‘capacity of sustainable employment opportunity.’ As they focus on the ‘creation of employment opportunity’ as a main assignment, Goyang-si has invited 1,900 companies recently confirming the establishment of Techno-Valley that more than 18 thousand people would find an opportunity for employment. In addition, they are expecting to create 170 thousand opportunities for employment as well as 25 trillion KRW of economic effect for the next 10 years with K-culture valley project. With these activities, Goyang-si is pursing to create the city ‘as Silicon Valley in Korea’ and is evaluated to be expected to achieve more in the future.
an opportunity to enjoy beautiful nature and various cultural lives, global festival and relaxation, expectation to achieve more in the future, features to be ‘the best city’ instead of the ‘largest city,’ and the dream for pursuing to be ‘the best’ instead of the ‘largest.’