DTI lauds Baguio for 40th Negosyo Center

BAGUIO CITY  – The Cordillera office of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI-CAR) commended the local government for having established the 40th Negosyo Center that will greatly extended the needed technical assistance to micro, small and medium entrepreneurs in improving the status of their businesses and contributing in efforts to make the city business-friendly.

DTI-CAR regional director Myrna Pablo said the presence of the Negosyo Center right within the city’s one-stop shop at the City Treasury Office will definitely be a big boost to the further enhancement of the business climate in the city being the center of trade and commerce in the region aside from being able to extend the appropriate technical assistance to entrepreneurs needing the assistance of business counselors.

Pablo served as the guest during the launching of the Negosyo Center in the city which is the 878th in the country right at the one-stop shop center of the local government in the left wing of the city hall building.

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan said that it is the obligation of the local government to continue finding ways on how to provide entrepreneurs with a business friendly atmosphere considering that the local businessmen are the city’s partners in sustaining the desired growth and development beneficial to the greater majority of the populace.

The local chief executive challenged the local businessmen who will benefit from the operation of the Negosyo Center to sustain the growth and expansion of their businesses for them to help in generating jobs and sufficient sources of livelihood for the residents considering that the city is a premier tourist destination.

Domogan expressed his gratitude to DTI-CAR officials and personnel for their aggressiveness in the establishment of the Negosyo Center in the city because local businessmen will have the chance to easily avail of the services provided by the center ranging from business name registration and networking with financial institutions that could help provide them additional capitalization for the sustained expansion of their businesses.

Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr., chairman of the City Council Committee on Market, Trade, Commerce and Agriculture, narrated that the local government had to hurdle the stringent requirements of the DTI-CAR prior to the put up of the city’s Negosyo Center but the desire of local officials to provide the appropriate assistance to local businessmen in allowing them to have the ease of doing business greatly contributed in the realization of the consolidated efforts of the concerned government agencies and the city in the realization of the endeavour.

Yangot expressed his gratitude to his fellow local legislators for passing the required resolution authorizing Mayor Domogan to enter into an agreement with the DTI-CAR for the establishment of the Negosyo Center in the city.

Under the agreement, the local government will provide the space for the Negosyo Center, provide full security services for the center and its facilities, designate a permanent local government staff to be stationed in the LGU-based center, allocate financial resources for the maintenance and operation of the center among others while the DTI-CAR will lead in the promotion of the center, coordinate and liaison with the partner LGU relative to the management of the center, among others. By Dexter A. See\

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