Pattaya has been recognized as one of Thailand's most prosperous areas. The city is in the industrial Eastern Seaboard zone, along with Sri Racha, Leam Chabang, and Chonburi. The GDP per head is slightly higher than the GDP of the Bangkok area and the regional economy is the fastest growing in the area.
Apart from Bangkok, Pattaya is the most popular international tourist destination and is the host of Thailand's largest expatriate community. To all international and local tourists, Pattaya is prime because of a number of excellent resources and facilities such as beaches, international waterpark, main tourist attractions, international cuisine restaurant and vibrant nightlife scene, Pattaya has excellent infrastructure, amenities and facilities.
The upcoming of Pattaya is even more glorious as Thai Government injected abundance of funds to improve infrastructure and transportation channel towards Sriracha, Pattaya, Mataput, U-tapao and Rayong in the next 4 year.