Economic experts are confident that this year will be a good one for the economy of Cebu, with business process outsourcing (BPO), tourism, and export as primary economic drivers. This is despite the impact of the global economic downturn that the province will still face in the next two years.
“We are poised and prepared for the economic rebound in 2010. Our export sector has showed positive developments towards last quarters of 2009. Even in the midst of global recession Cebu’s economic performance continued to be robust and sound,” said National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA-7) regional director Marlene Rodriguez.
This year, it is expected that Cebu will attract more BPO investors. According to Joel Mari S. Yu, Managing Director of Cebu Investment and Promotions Center (CIPC), the province is starting to get inquiries for voice-based and non-voice BPO work.