Author(s): Vanes TULUMOVIC
The subject of research in paper defines two dimensions: problematic and spatial. Problematic coverage refers to analysis of the economy of the underdeveloped areas of the Tuzla Canton in dynamic and structural view. Second dimension of the research subject is spatial and it involves considering the economic-development positions of the underdeveloped areas of Tuzla Canton (and the changes in that view as well). Temporal dimension of the object of research is a long-term time horizon, until about three decades in retrospect, and a decade in perspective. Considering defined subject of the research, the general goal of the paper is evaluation of the economic development position of underdeveloped areas communities of Tuzla Canton in the cantonal economy and opportunities of improving their development.The research hypothesis of the paper reads: intensification of investments and changes in the economic structure of communities in an undeveloped areas of Tuzla Canton will significantly improve their development, thus the level of development of the Canton. The results showed significant differences in the regional development of the Tuzla Canton. Analysis of the data confirmed that the Tuzla Canton has quality of socio-economic basis for more intensive development and overcoming problems of unequal development, which is reflected in the substantial capacity of natural resources, favorable geo-climatic location, developed infrastructure, etc. Research conducted in accordance with the hypotesis set,determined, that more dynamic development and changing economic structure would significantly enhanced the development of underdeveloped areas of Tuzla Canton, which means that, we could overcome existing state of underdevelopment and large discrepancies in the level of development between the developed and underdeveloped parts of the Tuzla Canton.