The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recently organized the “Likha ng Bataeños” Trade Fair, where 29 micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) showcased their products. The event, held from May 18 to 21 at WalterMart Balanga, aimed to connect exhibitors with the market, enabling them to expand their earnings while promoting the province’s finest products.
DTI OIC-Provincial Director Eileen Ocampo stated that the trade fair’s objective was to link exhibitors with potential customers, thereby boosting their income and highlighting the province’s best offerings. Native delicacies, handicrafts, processed foods, creative products, and agricultural goods were among the featured items.
Over the course of the four-day trade fair, a total of P381,089 was generated in revenue. This accomplishment underscores the market’s interest and support for local businesses, as well as the potential for economic growth within the province.
In addition to organizing such events, the DTI continues to assist MSMEs through various means, including entrepreneurial training programs, product development support, financing facilitation, and market matching linkages. These initiatives aim to equip entrepreneurs with the necessary skills and resources to thrive in a competitive business environment.
The “Likha ng Bataeños” Trade Fair serves as a platform for MSMEs to showcase their products, build connections, and explore business opportunities. By supporting local enterprises and promoting their goods, the DTI contributes to the growth and sustainability of Bataan’s economy.
Local entrepreneurs expressed their gratitude for the DTI’s efforts in providing them with a venue to exhibit their products and expand their customer base. They believe that these trade fairs play a crucial role in enhancing the visibility and marketability of their businesses.
Looking ahead, the DTI remains committed to empowering MSMEs in Bataan by fostering an enabling environment for their growth. By continuing to provide assistance and resources, the agency aims to uplift local businesses and contribute to the province’s economic development.
The “Likha ng Bataeños” Trade Fair exemplifies the government’s commitment to supporting MSMEs and promoting local industries. It highlights the entrepreneurial spirit and creativity of Bataan’s residents, showcasing the province as a hub of innovation and economic potential. Through collaborative efforts between government agencies, MSMEs, and the community, Bataan continues to thrive as a vibrant and dynamic province.