Clark in­vest­ments drive gets big boost

Sun.Star Pampanga - - FRONT PAGE -

SAN FRAN­CISCO, Cal­i­for­nia – In­vest­ment pro­mo­tions for Clark Freeport re­ceived a big boost as Philippine Con­sulate of­fi­cials com­mit­ted to con­tinue sup­port­ing the de­vel­op­ments inside one of the coun­try’s top eco­nomic and job gen­er­a­tion cen­ters.

Am­bas­sador Henry Ben­surto, Con­sul Gen­eral, said that Clark should be sup­ported in its ef­forts to at­tract in­vestors in the United States.

In a dis­cus­sion with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Clark De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (CDC), Cal­i­for­nia Tech­no­log­i­cal Care (CTC) and Agu­man Ca­pam­pan­gan, the top diplo­mat pointed in par­tic­u­lar for need to reach var­i­ous busi­ness en­ter­prises in the Sil­i­con Val­ley area. The meet­ing was at­tended by Noel G. Tu­la­but, CDC Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Man­ager, CTC Co-Founder Demos Pun­salan, CDC Board Mem­ber Pa­trick Man­zano and Agu­man-Cal­i­for­nia chap­ter head Rom­mel Perez.

In his re­port to CDC Pres­i­dent and CEO Noel Manankil, Tu­la­but said that Ben­surto stressed on eco­nomic diplo­macy as key in con­vinc­ing po­ten­tial in­vestors for Clark, par­tic­u­larly those in man­u­fac­tur­ing in­dus­try at Sil­i­con Val­ley.

"We need to widen base of con­tact. What we will do aside from (CDC) pre­sen­ta­tions is to set up B to B (busi­ness to busi­ness) meet­ings to com­ple­ment that,” he said, adding that "we can warm up the en­vi­ron­ment here and try to meet peo­ple oc­cu­py­ing vi­tal po­si­tions,” he added.

Ben­surto also pointed out Clark’s role as a “gate­way to the ASEAN.” He also cited the po­ten­tials of Freeports of Su­bic and Bataan with the con­nec­tiv­ity of these ar­eas thru the Su­bic-Clark-Tar­lac Ex­press­way (SCTEx).

For his part, Pun­salan said that CTC con­tin­ues to sup­port the in­vest­ment mis­sions of CDC since 1997.

---CDC Com­mDep

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