Book Features Investment Opportunities in SOCCSKSARGEN

The Department of Trade and Industry in SOCCSKSARGEN Region (DTI 12) through the National Economic Research and Business Assistance Center (NERBAC) has launched a book that presents business opportunities in the region.

The book, entitled “SOCCSKSARGEN Compendium of Project Briefs” was launched during the Big Brother-Small Brother Business Matching cum Forum and Reverse Fair in General Santos City.

A report from the DTI 12 describe the book as a “compilation of business opportunities that have ready markets in Region 12.”

Region 12 or SOCCSKSARGEN Region is comprised of the provinces of South Cotabato, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat and Sarangani and the cities of General Santos, Koronadal, Tacurong, Kidapawan and Cotabato.

“Prepared by private institutions, the academe (Mindanao State University-Gensan Campus), in-house staff and DTI 12 Provincial Offices, these business opportunities are presented in project brief form to give start-up and existing businessmen with a bird’s eye-view of each business opportunity, such as the project cost and the projected sales and income, to help them decide which business to venture into,” the same report said.

At least 230 project briefs are featured in the book.

These cover 10 potential industries in the region, namely:
* agriculture (fresh and processed);
* aqua-marine (fresh and processed);
* garments/textile;
* creative;
* energy/green;
* handicrafts;
* industrial products;
* printing and packaging/advertising;
* Tourism support industries;
* and other industries.

Projects range from banana cardava production, bamboo furniture making, oil palm plantation, milkfish production, apron making, comic detailing, composting facility and compost production using vermiculture, bleaching powder manufacturing, ICT/BPO, water bottle manufacturing, beach resort development, handloom weaving.

These project briefs were identified through the office’s Supply Management thru Investments for Large Enterprises (SMILE) Program, which aims to link the region’s small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) to the large companies.

This is being done through the conduct of investment dialogues wherein the large companies identify their supply/service needs.

DTI NERBAC 12 then links them up with existing and potential entrepreneurs in the region who can supply their requirements.

This will in effect help create new entrepreneurs and enterprises, expand existing businesses while creating new ones, as well as help generate employment for the community, the report said.

DTI Regional Office No. 12.
3rd and 4th Floors, Deluz Building. corner Aquino St and Gensan Drive
Koronadal City, South Cotabato
Hotline: 083-228-9837

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