This section offers key information about major CBDs and next-wave cities in the Philippines. Makati CBD remains as the coutnry's top financial district, followed by Bonifacio Global City, and Ortigas. Quezon City, one of the largest cities in the metro, also features several IT Parks and centers within its vicinity, including Eastwood City, UP Technohub, UP Town Center, and Eton Centris.

Metro Manila Central Business Districts

Next-Wave Cities

Why invest in the Philippines

The Philippines is the fastest-growing economy in Asia, with consistent GDP growth of more than 7% in 2013, improving business environment, and strong fundamentals. Recently, it also received an upgraded credit rating to BBB by Standard and Poor's, further boosting Philippines' attractiveness to foreign investors and showing investor confidence in the country.

Bright spots in the economy
From business process outsourcing and tourism to agriculture, bio-fuels, and renewable energy, the Philippines has several bright spots in the economy that private firms and individuals can tap for investment. The country is endowed with rich natural resources and massive lands that offer huge opportunities for investment.

Rich pool of talents
Majority of the Filipinos are educated and possess good communication skills, making them prime candidates for various positions in different industries. From call center agents and BPO employees to engineers, nurses, and doctors, the Philippines' rich resource pool is one of the factors that encourage foreign companies to set up shop in the country.

Ease of doing business
Cognizant of rising investor interest, the Philippine government and its agencies continue to improve business processes and create investor-friendly policies (see more: PEZA) to encourage investments into the country. Cost of living and wages in the Philippines is also one of the lowest in the world, allowing businesses to save on operational costs and increase bottom lines.