Why Iloilo?

The new investment hot spot

With its rich natural resources, continuous infrastructure development, competent human capital, cultural and heritage attractions, and geographic centrality, Iloilo provides the best prospects for business and quality living making it the new investment hot spot in the Philippines.

Quick Facts

  • Spurred the economic expansion of Western Visayas (Region VI), Philippines, which in 2012 recorded an impressive growth of 7.5% in Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP).
  • Hailed as one of the Most Livable places in the Philippines, Iloilo is widely recognized for good governance and sustainability.
  • United political leadership in partnership with the private sector generates investor confidence in Iloilo.

Industry Highlights

  • The agri-business sector of Iloilo remains a major economic contributor supplying rice, aquaculture products, high value crops, and livestock to the Philippines and other countries. It has a huge potential for expansion and value adding.
  • The IT-BPM is growing exponentially and contributing continuously  to the rapid growth of the region. In fact, Iloilo is now the Center for Excellence in IT-BPM Operations recognized by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the  IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP).
  • With the current redundancy in power supply and accelerated development of roads and infrastructures, the manufacturing sector demonstrates a highly favorable growth area in Iloilo. Pre-feasibility studies and site evaluations for potential economic zones are actively pursued by local government units.
  • In an excellent mix of glorious history and culture, Iloilo gives visitors a peek of the past through its vast collection of heritage structures and a variety of colorful festivals.
  • Iloilo City is becoming a major player in the meetings, incentive, conventions, and exhibitions (M.I.C.E) industry with the growth of hotels, restaurants, and retail services, garnering the title of Best M.I.C.E City of 2016.