The Board of Investment (BOI), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Agriculture (DA), and Department of Tourism (DOT) convened a meeting on March 15, 2017 to work together to help the micro and small enterprises in Region 2 become part of the value chain of big companies’ core business as suppliers, distributors, retailers or customers.

BOI OIC Director Maria Rosario Dominguez discussed the concepts of Inclusive Business and she explained BOI’s support to less developed areas (LDAs).

For Region 2, thirteen (13) municipalities are classified as LDA which will be the focus for investment offerings. The group agreed to promote the investment projects of region 2 for business matching in the Island Investment Roadshow in Manila.

In attendance during the meeting were DTI 2 OIC Regional Director Mr. Ruben B. Diciano, DILG Regional Director Mr. John M. Castaneda, DILG Division Chief Engr. Elma Urbina, Technical staff Ms. Jacqueline Calaycay, DOT Officer Ms. Kathleen Flores, and DTI Institutional Development Division Chief Ms. Mary Ann Dy.