Bacolod: The City of Smiles

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Known as the City of Smiles, the City of Bacolod is sure to give your business a warm welcome. Bacolod City which is part of the Metro Bacolod area is located in the province Negros Occidental which is also in the Western Visayas Region. It is the city with the largest population in the region and is therefore rich in human resources. The city is served by two airports namely the Bacolod-Silay International Airport and the Bacolod City Domestic Airport. The City of Bacolod is a mere 45 minutes away from the capital, Manila, and 30 minutes away from the city of Cebu by air.

Ranked third in terms of business environment, Bacolod City was ranked the third fastest growing economy in terms of IT-BPO growth. The city operates at 60% capacity which is the best among all the up and coming IT-BPO cities in the country. Within the city, there are 15 established economic zones to promote investment and business growth. Currently, the city employs over 12,000 IT-BPO employees. Some notable companies already present in the city include Convergys, Teleperformance, TeleTech, and Transcom.

The city also offers tax exemptions to particular industries or investments in specific industries including manufacturing (agro-based products and handicrafts), tourism, property developers, transshipment facilities, education-related businesses, and those in the information computer technology (ICT) field.

Bacolod is also known for its yearly MassKara Festival and was recently ranked by MoneySense Magazine as the "Best Place to Live in the Philippines." The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) has also ranked Bacolod as one of the leading cities in terms of infrastructure as well as quality of life.

Contact us today for more information on the available office space and real estate in Bacolod City, Philippines