Iloilo City named as the most business-friendly LGU

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) named Iloilo City as one of the most business-friendly local government units in the country with a Special Citation.

The city received an award for its commendable efforts in adopting and instituting innovative and best practices in good governance in partnership with the private sector at the 48th Philippine Business Conference and Expo held at The Manila Hotel's Fiesta Pavilion.

“We are very pleased to share that our efforts to promote Iloilo City as a business-friendly city are recognized through PCCI's Most Business Friendly LGUs through a special citation. We continue to attract investors which also boosts employment opportunities in the metro,” said Mayor Jerry P. TreƱas.

“During the validation, we were able to share the establishment of our share joint inspection team, off-site business centers, online safety seal and business permits application and renewal, creation of Local Economic Development and Investment Promotion Office, promotion of micro and small enterprise development, partnership with Project Lungsod for Smart City, MIGEDC, incentives for investments, no increase in real property tax, business-friendly and consultations, Iloilo City bike culture, the establishment of ICARE Centers, the value of Community College and Technical Institute, Green Metro, Innovate Iloilo Project, Iloilo City Business Coordination Council, Public-Private Partnership, and many more to highlight our best practices in restoring business operations and help boost our economy pushing the city towards progress,” he added.

The Philippines is ready and open for business was the theme of this year's PCCI search for local governments that have been successful in fostering an environment that is conducive to business growth.

The organization, which is hailed as the country's biggest corporate event, annually recognizes LGU that have shown exceptional efforts in instituting good governance reforms to promote trade and investments, transparency, accountability, and efficiency in delivering business services to generate inclusive and sustainable growth.
Zach Golez

A lifestyle blogger based in Iloilo City

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