Made up of regions including Ilocos, Cagayan and the Cordillera, the northern part of the Philippines is a highly attractive location. It is also a major trade link to Asia, Europe, and North America.
The area is rich in natural resources and home to many agriculture businesses. Strong export links present many opportunities for agricultural export. The region is already known for its variety of produce, which includes rice, tobacco, corn, sugarcane, livestock and fish.
Mining has a strong potential for growth. Rich metal and mineral deposits such as gold, copper and limestone can be found across the region, from Cagayan to the Cordillera. The region has a population of over 30 million, and a 96% employment rate.
The region is serviced by domestic and international airports, including Clark Airport which offers daily flights to major Southeast Asian cities. It is also home to more than 50 ports, making it ideal for import and export trade.