The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Pangasinan is all set to open its 29th Negosyo Center in Mapandan town on March 16. This new center is expected to bring DTI’s services closer to micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the area. According to Natalia Dalaten, the Provincial Director of DTI Pangasinan, this new center was established due to the support and initiative of the Local Government Unit (LGU) in Mapandan.
The establishment of this new Negosyo Center in Mapandan town is in line with the Go Negosyo Act or Republic Act 10644. Through this new center, the government aims to provide MSMEs easier access to DTI services and eliminate the need for them to travel to avail of these services. The Negosyo Center also aims to empower and strengthen MSMEs in their economic activities, which could lead to the creation of more job opportunities in the area.
The Negosyo Center in Mapandan town will offer various services such as business registration assistance, advisory services, information and advocacy, and monitoring and evaluation of business processes. Other Negosyo Centers are already in operation in 27 other areas in Pangasinan, including Alaminos City, Anda, Bolinao, Lingayen, and Dagupan City, among others.
With the opening of this new Negosyo Center in Mapandan town, MSMEs can take advantage of the services and opportunities provided by the government to help them succeed in their respective fields. It is hoped that this initiative will pave the way for more local businesses to thrive and contribute to the economic growth of the area.