The municipality of San Francisco was recognized anew as the most competitive municipality in the Caraga Region for the past four (4) runs of the Cities & Municipalities Competitiveness Index Ranking since 2013.
On top of this, LGU-San Francisco is also ranked 5th among 490 1st and second class municipalities nation-wide in the area of Government Efficiency. In terms of over-all ranking among the same income class of LGUs all over the country it is at number 29 or at the top 6%.
The awarding was made during the Recognition Ceremonies of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) -Caraga’s Negosyo, Konsumer, At Iba Pa or NKAtbp. The latter is a four-day event which showcased DTI’s programs and services, offered free learning sessions and acknowledged the agency’s partners in its projects.
Data bears the fact that LGU-San Francisco is one of the fastest growing municipalities in the region. Its number of business establishments grew by 32% from year 2011-2016. It experienced the highest growth in the number of establishments this year at 15%. It has also the highest amount of new investments of about Php 47,540,812.00 in the province in 2015 and the third in total gross sales of 2,833,661,930.52 for the same year.
LGU-San Francisco is the first LGU to host a Negosyo Center in the province of Agusan del Sur and the 2nd in the entire region