Elevate: Iloilo city

Iloilo City has been consistently part of the National Competitiveness Council’s Top 10 Most Competitive Cities in the country from 2014 to 2016 thanks to its economic dynamism, government efficiency, and infrastructure. The city’s economic dynamism can be felt by the jobs generated by the growing number of businesses being established and grown here. Largely known for its agriculture and tourism sectors, Ilo-ilo is also home to a budding BPO sector. In fact, it has been recognized as one of the world’s Top 100 Outsourcing Destinations in 2016 by Tholon, an offshoring consultancy firm.

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With this influx of outsourcing businesses, Ilo-ilo has started moving towards a diversified local economy with a wider range of industries that include trading and service-driven firms such as banks, schools, and hospitals.

Ilo-ilo’s vibrant local economy and potential areas for growth mirrors that of its region. The Department of Trade and Industry identified Western Visayas’ five investment priority areas as offshoring and outsourcing, tourism including health and wellness, agribusiness, mining, and infrastructure development. These are expected to facilitate more investments and business activities in the region.

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The Elevate National Roadshow will wrap up its tour with its final leg for 2018 in Iloilo on August 28, 2018.

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**Actual dates might be subject to change.

 

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How will you ELEVATE your city?

The Elevate National Roadshow is accepting applications for startups to share and showcase their ideas while giving them valuable mentorship and support. While the Roadshow only includes 5 cities, applications are open to all cities nationwide.

 

Each of the five cities’ winners will be invited to be part of the Innovation Summit. The Innovation Summit, the biggest event of Impact Hub Manila, will feature its renowned partners, potential investors, key movers, and industry icons.

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For more information, contact:

Michelle Buentipo at michelle.buentipo@impacthub.net

or visit, https://programs.impacthub.ph/elevate2018

Photos:

Tara Yap

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