Importance The paper considers the economic, investment, organizational, and other relations arising in the process of competition development in socially important and priority markets of the region. Objectives The paper aims to identify the regional peculiarities in the competitive development of socially important and priority markets. Methods The leading method of the work is a sociological study and quantification of the obtained results. Results We propose a methodology for sociological evaluation research of the socially important markets by the business community. It is based on an integrated assessment of indicators in assessing the competition and competitive environment. Conclusions and Relevance On the basis of the proposed methods, we highlight the peculiarities and factors of the competitive development of socially important and priority markets at the regional level. We show that regional characteristics of the market include certain problems in relations with natural monopolies and the lack of awareness of the business community. The article materials can be useful to professionals who are involved in the competitive development of mesoeconomic market systems.
Keywords: specifics, competitive development, socially significant and priority markets, factors
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