The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Pangasinan is set to open its 29th Negosyo Center in Mapandan town on March 16. The establishment of the center in the town is in compliance with the Republic Act 10644 or the “Go Negosyo Act”. DTI Pangasinan Provincial Director Natalia Dalaten said the LGU’s support and initiative made it possible to bring the DTI services closer to the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Mapandan.
Through the establishment of the Negosyo Center, Dalaten said the DTI could bring government services closer to MSMEs, eliminating the need for business owners to travel to other towns to access these services. She added that the Negosyo Center would provide business registration assistance, advisory services, information and advocacy, and monitoring and evaluation of business processes, among others.
The establishment of the Negosyo Center in Mapandan seeks to empower and strengthen MSMEs in their economic activities, which in turn could create more job opportunities in the locality. The Negosyo Center also aims to promote the ease of doing business and provide MSMEs in the municipality with more accessible DTI services.
Existing Negosyo Centers in Pangasinan are located in Alaminos City, Anda, Bolinao, Lingayen, Bugallon, Mangatarem, Bayambang, Sta. Barbara, Calasiao, San Carlos City, Dagupan City, Mangaldan, San Fabian, Urdaneta City, Binalonan, Laoac, Rosales, San Quintin, Umingan, Tayug, San Nicolas, Balungao, Burgos, Bani, Basista, Pozorrubio, Infanta, and Natividad.