Urban economy has been deemed to be the leading power for regional economic and social development and it has everything to do with citizen income increase, local financial strengthen and organizational economic vigor. Weifang has a sound geographic position for it shares the common border of coastal and inland cities, which is beneficial to the whole provincial economic development. AHP methodology is applied to construct the evaluation system for urban economic development competence and an index system developed out of it is employed to compare the economic development competence from 2005 to 2009. Finally, the analysis of problems and weaknesses occurred thereby in the past five years is made, accompanied by constructive comments and suggestions. In recent years, rapid development has made Weifang among the tops in total economic volume in Shandong.To research Weifang’s economic development competence, to clarify Weifang’s regional economic development strategy, and to seize the opportunity to develop Weifang are meaningful to Weifang and Shandong.This article uses multiple statistic methods and social economic statistic software SPSS to standardize the indexes of Weifang from 2005 to 2009. It uses AHP to calculate each index’s weight, and gets the final comprehensive score of its economic development competence, on the basis of which it analyze Weifang’s economy and find the weak points so as to strengthen its economic development competence by giving relative suggestions.