Investing in Iloilo City PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 13:28

The City of Iloilo is one of the most livable urban centers in the heart of the Philippines and in this part of Southeast Asia. An 18th century bastion of sea-trade and intercontinental barter, it now thrives as a hub of technology, education and progress in our country.

Iloilo City’s economic growth has leaped and flourished unprecedentedly – keeping abreast with the challenges and opportunities in these difficult times. And its residents and business people, not only Ilonggos, give credit to their active and supportive City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog.

Mayor Mabilog said, “The steady influx of multi-million investments coming from key foreign players, and the decisive entry of local financiers has shaped our city into a charging economic player.”   The city has an upward index and numbers that can translate more opportunities for veteran and novice entrepreneurs coming to the city. Local investors are partnering with multi-national companies. There is a strong public-private partnership and active collaboration with the private sector here.  It is a proof that Iloilo continues to cultivate a culture of business opportunity and blooming economic environment.

The city is one big business haven blessed with easily-accessible and strategic geographic location, improved infrastructure, big pool of skilled and excellent human resources, stable power supply, booming real estate developments, favourable peace and order climate, affordable cost of living and flourishing investment prospects. Energy for one is stable in Iloilo with two coal power plants operating there. Another coal plant is being proposed plus solar power plants being built.

Entrepreneurs-at-heart and forerunners of free enterprise looking for opportunities can find valuable business information and full support from the local government.  It provides concise-business guide such as investment plans, reasonable taxation incentives, major investments, economic energy and momentum. The city’s investment office has an investment portfolio that serves as a guiding-hand to bullish business and budding entrepreneurs ready to set pace with its vast business potential, Mayor Mabilog assured.

As a business-friendly city, Iloilo City offers tax incentives and valuable assistance in making it easy for investors through streamlined processing of permits and necessary documents. Mayor Mabilog proudly shared that the city is a Presidential Awardee for Business-Friendly City Award, the Best in Local Economic Development Program, and Economic investment Promotion Initiatives from the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry.  

In a message, Mayor Mabilog is inviting business-oriented professionals and dynamic partners to invest, expand,and grow in Iloi City, where they business is a serious business.

Visit Iloilo City website www.iloilocity.gov.ph for more business information and how to start your business there easily.


By Dante Corteza

Acts 20:35 In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” This is how leaders should treat their people.