11th business center in Central Luzon opens in Dingalan

Princess Clea Arcellaz

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The municipality of Dingalan showcased its hospitality and readiness to enhance its businesses as it opened its first GoNegosyo Center recently.

Leading the launching ceremony for the 11th Negosyo Center in the region are Governor Jerry Noveras, Congresswoman Bellaflor Angara Castillo, National Youth Commission Chair Cariza Seguerra, Mayor Sherwin Taay, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Provincial Directors Edna Dizon, Brigida Pili and Agnes Ramirez.

The DTI-Central Luzon offices in partnership with local government units and private institutions have so far established a total of 40 Negosyo Centers in the region since 2015.

The establishment of the centers are provided for and funded through Republic Act 10644, a law authored by Senator Bam Aquino to provide an integrated set of business advisory services and support to the micro small and medium enterprises to help them scale up and contribute more significantly to the economy.

The centers are manned by trained business counselors who assist micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) clients through business consultancy services, business information, training, market linkage support, financial linkage, product development and other support services.

The centers are managed with the support of the local MSME Development Council and local government units.