DTI Steps Up Assistance for Small and Medium Enterprises

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) tripled the number of Negosyo Centers, which provides an infrastructure for entrepreneurship, to 447 from 144 in 2015 to strengthen support and services to micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). The agency said 298 were opened last year, 197 of which were launched starting July under the Duterte administration. It was able to assist 491,314 clients and helped create over 41,000 MSMEs…

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