Davao City

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Discover the wide range of lucrative markets in the city, made accessible through different access ports and infrastructures that connect the city to over 500 million people in the ASEAN and East Asian economies. Over the years, the city’s robust economy continues to indicate strong performance in trading and investments. With the right mix of business requisites and inputs in Davao City, investors are assured of healthy returns.

4th Most Competitive and Highly Urbanized City

  • Davao City bagged the 4th Most Competitive highly Urbanized City in the 2022 Cities and Municipalities Competitive Index (CMCI).
  • Davao is the only city outside Metro Manila that has consistently made it on the top 5 of the lists since 2015. This consistent recognition continues to prove Davao city to be highly adept for trade, commerce, investment, and tourism.

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𝐉𝐢𝐧𝐣𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐫 𝐀𝐝𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐫 𝐕𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐭 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐬 𝐃𝐞𝐞𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐃𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐨-𝐉𝐢𝐧𝐣𝐚𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐨𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧

Senior Adviser of the Jinjiang Municipal Government Mr. Zhang Wenxian had a courtesy visit to Mayor Sebastian Z. Duterte on February 28, 2023, further strengthening the relationship between Davao City and Jinjiang City.

Jinjiang's 38-man delegation was composed of government officials and high-ranking business executives. Among companies present are from Anta and Panpan, which expressed interest in doing business in Davao City.

In his message, Mayor Duterte expressed his appreciation of the visit of the Jinjiang delegation and said that Davao City is open for any activity that will benefit the people of Davao. He also added that during his visit to Jinjiang in 2019, he envisioned having companies like Anta and Panpan to do business in Davao to open employment opportunities in Davao.

He also said that the local governement does its best to provide a conducive business environment for all businesses and make doing business easier and more convenient.

Mr. Zhang Wenxian in response said that he brought these businesses in Davao City in the aim of having them get acquainted with Davao and eventually consider doing business here.

In his welcome message, Coun. Javi Campos of the Davao City Council Committee on International Relationsl says that the visit of Mr. Zhang Wenxian is a manifestation of the strengthening of the sister city relationship between Davao and Jinjiang and hopes that this will open more opportunities for partnerships and collaborations while emphasizing that the Davao-Jianjiang relations is one of the most important relationship that Davao has.

Aside from Coun. Campos also present to represent the City Government of Davao are City Information Officer Mr. Harvey Lanticse and DCIPC-OIC Ms. April Marie Dayap.

Also present during the Courtesy Call is the Southeast Asia head of Xiamen Airlines, signalling their intent to resume the Davao-Jinjiang direct flight.

The Courtesy call was followed by the signing of agreements, including the Framework Agreement between Davao City and Jinjiang City for Economic, Trade and Business Development signed by Mayor Duterte and Senior Adviser Zhang, Memorandum of Collaborating and Facilitating the Resumption of Jinjiang-Davao Flight between Xiamen Airlines and Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. signed by Xiamen Airlines Quanzuo Branch General Manager Mr. Hu Bin and DCCCII Executive Vice-President Ms. Belinda Torres; and the Project Cooperation Framework Agreement between Anta and SM signed by Anta Southeast Asia President Mr. Wang Huayou and SCMC President, Mr. Steven Tan.

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