July 17, 2019 – The launching and grand opening of Negosyo Center strategically located in the Investment Center Building was a huge success.
This project is a collaborative effort of the Department of Trade and Industry and the local government unit of General Santos city, in their effort to provide a more business friendly environment for our micro, small, and medium enterprises and businesses. It is the 53rd Negosyo Center in Region 12.
The event was graced by VIP’s and guests. Our City Councilors were present during the ceremony; Hon. Dominador Lagare, Hon. Lourdes Casabuena, Hon. Jonathan Blando, and Hon. Shandee Llido Pestando.
Our partners in the Department of Trade and Industry were also present to celebrate the occasion. Led by the Assistant Secretary for Regional Operations Group ASec. Demphna Du Naga who was also the guest speaker for the event. Regional Director of DTI Region 12 Ms. Dorecita Delima was also present with the OIC of DTI-Gensan Engr. Arnel Sayco.
Barangay officials and officers of different government agencies and financial institutions were also present during the event.
The president of SME Development Council Inc. Ms. Felicidad Into was there together with other MSME and cooperative partners. Our partners from the GSC Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (GSCCI) and South Cotabato Fil-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Inc were also there during the launching.
The department and assistant department heads, and the employees of the local government unit also attended the occasion.
It was indeed a beautiful Friday. The Negosyo center aims to provide ease of doing business to our MSME’s. One of the most exciting about the Negosyo center is it complements, if not completes, the very function of the Investment Center. The presence of all business related departments and division in one place, makes business more convenient for the Generals. You may start creating your dream business to fulfilling that dream, all in one place.
Taking the words from the message of Hon. Lourdes Casabuena on behalf of the City Mayor “More is yet to come…”, the city has prospered and will flourish even more in the years to come.
During the event was also the ceremonial release of cheques of the BEST FUND Program Beneficiaries. Five (5) MSME’s were awarded the cheques.
The Cooperative and Best Fund Database were also launched; this portal will allow easier access and documentation for our entrepreneurs.
After the ribbon cutting was the facility tour. The Negosyo Center is built to accommodate entrepreneurs and also provide space for trainings and meetings. Gone are the days where our MSME’s have to struggle finding a venue since there is already one designed for such.
A press conference was also held simultaneous with the tour. Attended by many media and press, queries regarding the Negosyo Center were addressed by the CEMCDO Department Head Mr. Leonard V. Flores, Asec Dempha Du Naga, DTI Regional Director, Regional Director DTI Region 12 Ms. Dorecity Delima, and SMEDCI President Ms. Felicidad Into.
On the same day, the Negosyo Center is functional and ready to provide service to all the Generals.