The City Government of Tacurong, in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Sultan Kudarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc. (SKCCIFI), held the grand opening of the Negosyo Center on March 9, 2016.

The launching was led by City Mayor Lina O. Montilla, SKCCIFI President Mr. Erwin Garcia, DTI-XII Regional Director Ibrahim K. Guiamadel, and DTI-SK OIC Ms. Felisa Sinobago. In full support were the heads and representatives of various partners and stakeholders of the the Negosyo Center including the LGU offices, Sangguniang Panlungsod, Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, JTF Talakudong, PAG-IBIG, SKSU, City Schools Division of Tacurong, DSWD, SSS, DOLE, TESDA, DOST, DTI-Cotabato, Rotary Club, members of the media, and PIA-Region 12 among others.

The grand opening began with a blessing of the facility by Rev. Fr. Salvador Robles, DCC and ended with a press conference.

A first in the province, the Negosyo Center will serve as a convergence center of LGU-Tacurong, DTI, SKCCIFI, various line agencies, and private organizations. It will cater to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in their conduct of business registration and licensing. It will also provide business advisory, training and seminars, and other available technical assistance. Academics and students alike who would like to conduct their research on businesses in the area may also rely on the center as a resource. (Yen Robles, LGU-Tacurong)