CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is set to establish three more Negosyo Centers in the province of Zambales.
DTI Regional Director Judith Angeles disclosed that the new Negosyo Centers are among the 26 centers that the DTI has scheduled for the different cities and municipalities in Central Luzon this year.
Angeles said that aside from the three to be established in Zambales, three will also be built in Aurora, while the provinces of Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, and Tarlac will each have four new centers.
The establishment of Negosyo Centers is pursuant to Republic Act 10644 otherwise known as the Go Negosyo Act.
Angeles said the Negosyo Centers are designed to: promote ease of doing business and access to services for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs); coordinate government processes in the set-up and management of MSMEs; facilitate business registration; coordinate with local government units and agencies; provide business information and training for MSMEs; monitor and recommend business process improvement; and build support network and market linkages.
As of 2016, there are already 29 existing Negosyo Centers in the region, including one that was set up in Iba, Zambales in 2015.
The Negosyo Centers in Central Luzon have served 34,897 clients and have facilitated and processed the Business Name Registration of 23,361 MSMEs. – PIA 3