BALANGA CITY, Bataan – A lady corporate lawyer of Kettle Foods Corporation foresees the rapidly growing economy in Bataan will enlist more positive business responses from local entrepreneurs with the influx of investors to put up manufacturing and commercial firms in the province’s six operational economic zones.
Kettle Foods Corporation is the manufacturer of the growing brands Kettle Korn and Kornados, established last September 12, 2005. It envisions itself to be the leader in the Snack Foods Category by consistently providing the market with innovative products and services; and maintaining strict standards on quality and value to deliver maximum customer satisfaction.
Ms. Cheryl Laine Miranda, the 36-year old legal counsel, echoed her optimism while undergoing “Visita Iglesia” in seven towns of the province. The on-going development in Limay and Mariveles, both classified as industrial towns, is already an indication of looming viable business atmosphere in the field of fast food chain, retail consumer franchising, real estate and other service –oriented establishments.
Several middle-class housing developers from Manila have constructed contemporary subdivisions along the stretch of Roman Superhighway. A billion-peso worth mixed-use facility shopping mall in Balanga City is about to operate in May this year, beach resorts with health and retirement villages now in the blue print stage to rise in the panoramic coastal villages of Morong, Bagac and Mariveles towns facing the West Philippine Sea.
The continued expansion of Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, a heritage resort in Bagac town and the proposed improvement and rehabilitation of Mount Samat National Shrine in Pilar town would provide global perspective with immeasurable roles of Mount Samat and Las Casas in the Asean tourism market, Miranda said.
Miranda also noted the geographical location of Bataan with Metro Manila, forty-five minutes by ferry boat and almost two and half hours by land, with outstanding infrastructure and communication facilities, stable power supply, readily available technical and professional workers, tax incentives , good governance and other motivational features for investors.