Clark investments drive gets big boost
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.