Barely days after the first anniversary of the first-established LGU-based Negosyo Center in Compostela, Compostela Valley, the municipality of Maco in the same province also opened their own Negosyo Center on September 18, 2017 adjacent with the Maco Municipal Hall building.
The Maco Negosyo Center located in a spanking newly renovated building just behind the municipal building is the fifth Negosyo Center in the province and the first to be established this year. It is now to open to provide services to the local businesses, especially MSMEs. Business registration including DTI Business Name Registration and the LGU Business permit registration are among the frontline services of the Negosyo Center in Maco. Business consultancy, business information services, and entrepreneurship trainings are also regularly provided.
The municipal mayor Maco, Dr. Alvera Veronica Rimando, said that the establishment of Maco Negosyo Center is the fruit of the strong partnership of the local government with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for the common desire of strengthening the business sector in the locality. She added that the establishment of Maco Negosyo Center is a clear indication that the business sector is one of the priority sectors of the LGU in its thrusts of attaining the development goals in the municipality. This year also saw the institutionalization of the Business Chamber of Maco after a collaborative effort between LGU Maco, DTI and the provincial government of Comval.
Atty. Lucky Siegfred M. Balleque, DTI Compostela Valley Provincial Director, said that the significance of the Negosyo Center in Maco do not end in the establishment of it alone but in the performance of its function in delivering services to the entrepreneurs. Balleque added that while Negosyo Center in Maco is certainly among the most striking Negosyo Center established so far, it could also be the best Negosyo Center if it can sustain operations and perform its function with the best it could be offer.
DTI Comval has established 4 LGU-based and 1 DTI-based Negosyo Centers since 2015. After the successful launching of Maco Negosyo Center, another 3 LGU-based NCs are targeted to be established this year in Pantukan, Maragusan, and Laak towns. KimEvangelio/DTI Comval