On Tuesday, November 15, 2016, the Local Government Unit of Infanta held the Launching Ceremony of the Negosyo CenterInfanta, established in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). This is the fifth business center put up in the province of Quezon - Lucena, Gumaca, Mulanay, and Alabat being the first four city and municipalities to have a Negosyo Center - but the first to be established in District I.In all of Region IV-A CALABARZON, 12 centers have already been set up, and the DTI Regional office is still pushing to establish 23 more, to make a total of 35 centers in the region by the end of this year.
The Negosyo Center Infanta, located in the office under the Infanta Social Center stage, serves as a one-stop shop to caterthe needs of local entrepreneurs who will be coming not only from neighboring towns such as Real and General Nakar, but also from island municipalities such as Polillo, Burdeos, Jomalig, Panukulan, and Patnanungan.With the NC set up in this town, businessmen and women need not travelanymore all the way to the city of Lucena to do and avail of the basic services that are already being offered in this DTI satellite office, which includes: (1) Business Name Registration and Assistance, (2) Business Advisory Services, (3) Business Information and Advocacy, and (4) Monitoring and Evaluation.
The launching of Negosyo Center Infanta was graced by the presence of Ms. Julieta L. Tadiosa, OIC Provincial Director of DTI Quezon, and Ms. Marilou Q. Toledo, Regional Director of DTI IV-A, who both gave their messages to explain the reason for putting up a business center like this nationwide, as well as to inspire the LGU and the owners of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) to continue to strive to be successful in managing businesses. Burdeos Municipal Mayor Freddie Aman was also present during the momentous occasion despite the rough weather that week, together with the members of the InfantaSangguniang Bayan, the 36 Barangay Captains, LGU Department Heads and employees, and other stakeholders from the Infanta community.