Iloilo City businesses rise in 2018

THE number of businesses registered in Iloilo City increased in first quarter of 2018 compared to 2017 based on data of Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO).

There were 11,194 new applications and renewals of business permits released from January to March this year while there were only 10,000 posted last year.

The City Government expects an additional 2,000 new businesses in merchandising, trading and tourism-related industries this year.

BPLO recorded a total of 14,430 businesses in the city last year.

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