Eastern Hungary is an underdeveloped, but emerging region. Despite the high unemployment, Eastern Hungary received more national and international awards. In 2010, the Financial Times’ fDi Magazine ranked the Hajduboszormeny-involving Northern Great Plain Region as the nr.1 doing business location in Eastern Europe. The Region outran all the new member state regions in Eastern Europe, from Poland to Romania.
In 2014, fDi Magazine ranked the region as one of the Top10 Best Cost Effective Regions of Europe.