leads the country in export items such as furniture, fashion,
accessories, carrageenan and gifts, toys and housewares.
is the most accessible place in the Philippines, with more
domestic air and sea linkages than Manila.
is base to over 80% of inter-island shipping capacity in the
is the tourism gateway for the Central and Southern Philippines.
It is not in an earthquake zone or typhoon belt, nor are there
volcanoes in the island.
has one of the best records for peace & order in the country.
labor force is oriented towards non-agricultural lines and
is one of the most productive in the country.
development of its infrastructure is balanced; it has all
the ingredients necessary to be competitive and to sustain
investments. It is a cosmopolitan area with all the support
facilities and amenities for an ideal lifestyle.