THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) 7 has launched the 29th Negosyo Center in Cebu to respond to the needs of the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) during this pandemic.
According to DTI-Cebu officer-in-charge director Rose Mae Quiñanola, the opening of the Negosyo Center would provide ease to MSMEs in their daily business operations by facilitating access to services.
“The Negosyo Center will be assisting local MSMEs through the following services: business registration assistance, business advisory services, business information and advocacy and monitoring and evaluation,” she said.
The new Negosyo Center was launched in Mandaue City on Tuesday, Aug. 25. It is the 64th Negosyo Center in Central Visayas.
Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes and Quiñanola led the opening of the Negosyo Center together with the executives of the Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other government officials.
Cortes vowed to continue his support to all local entrepreneurs and startups for inclusive development.
The Mandaue City Government pioneered several advancements in MSME development such as the weekly promotion of local delicacies in the Mandaue Investment Promotions Action Center’s social media page dubbed “Tatak Mandaue.”
Negosyo Center branches
The Go Negosyo Act mandates the creation of Negosyo Centers in every municipality, city and province throughout the country to help grow the MSME sector, which accounts for around 99 percent of registered businesses in the Philippines.
Other Negosyo Centers in the province are located in Cebu City, Naga City, Carcar, Moalboal, Dalaguete, Danao City, Bogo, Consolacion, Medellin and the islands of Camotes and Bantayan.
Another Negosyo Center is set to open in Talisay City next month. (JOB with PR)