CITY OF SANTA ROSA
The City of Santa Rosa is known for many reasons. It is the Investment hub of South Luzon, having four (4) PEZA-accredited economic zones; it is the MotorCity of the Philippines, being home to four (4) of the major car assemblers in the country. It the ICT hub of Region IV-A and the Next Wave City in the country with many BPO companies eyeing the city as its home.
With all of these, we want the City of Santa Rosa to become known as the Lion City of South Luzon. We want to represent the country’s persistence and resoluteness amid adversity; we want to symbolize the country’s pride and strength as a nation.
THE LION CITY OF SOUTH LUZON
The City of Santa Rosa has lived up to its symbol – the lion. Its economy is vibrant and booming, and, so to speak, roaring like a lion.
It is one of the fastest growing economies in the Philippines. From a fourth-class municipality in 1986, Santa Rosa became a first-class town in 1993, and was subsequently converted into a city by virtue of Republic Act No. 9264 passed by the Philippine Congress on March 10, 2004. Santa Rosa officially became the 101st city in the Philippines on July 10, 2004.
In just three years since its conversion into a city, Santa Rosa has distinguished itself, gaining reputation for many of its economic successes. From an income of less than Php 600 million in 2003, the City’s income breached the one billion mark in 2007, placing it among the Billionaire’s Club of local government units in the Philippines.
The City is the headquarters to some of the major corporations in the Philippines.
Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, Inc.
The world’s largest beverage company has its biggest plant in the Far East in the City
Monde Nissin Corp.
Among the large food manufacturing company in the country has its production plant in the City.
the country’s first and only world-class theme park
Santa Elena Golf Club
his premiere golf course is host to world-class golf tournaments
Three master-planned communities is also rising in the City. All these translate into new employment and livelihood opportunities, new and better residences and office spaces.
Ayala Land’s newest approach in master-planned communities. The 1,600-hectare is designed along the principles of sustainability. Built into its environmental design are water conservation, waste management and recycling systems, dedicated bike lanes and walkways, energy-efficient equipment and fixtures, and eco-friendly transport systems.
The Lucio Tan Group of Companies’ large-scale master-planned project envisioned to be the “Makati of the South.” The 1,000 hectare project boasts of residential enclaves, a world-class business district, a golf course and a broad range of resort-style recreation facilities.
The 300-heactare mix-use property development of Greenfield Development Corporation (GDC) features the Greenfield Auto Park, the country’s first automotive industrial park; the Santa Rosa Business Park, GDC’s premier business center; and the commercial center Paseo de Santa Rosa. Pramana Residential Park, an 80-ha residential community that is actually located within a park with half of its area devoted to lush greenery, open spaces, parks and playgrounds.
MOTOR CITY OF THE PHILIPPINES (“Little Detroit)
Santa Rosa host to four car manufacturers with a combined manpower pool of 2,991 people and a total production output of 698,859 units as of April 2008. These car manufacturers contribute 95% of the country’s automotive production.
Toyota Motors Philippines
Honda Cars Philippines
Ford Group Philippines
INVESTMENT HUB OF SOUTH LUZON
Santa Rosa is home to four PEZA-registered industrial estates that provide employment to 86,940 of our people and contributing USD 7,944.284 million to our country’s export earnings.
Laguna Technopark Inc.
Greenfield Auto Park
Santa Rosa IT Park
Toyota Special Economic Zone
TOP NEXT WAVE CITY OF THE PHILIPPINES
The position of the City of Santa Rosa as the next best location for the BPO industry was affirmed when it was cited as the second in the Next Wave Cities in the Philippines outside Metro Manila in terms of outsourcing. The recognition was given by the Commission on Information and Communication Technology (CICT) together with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP).
The City Government was instrumental in the formation of the Laguna Information Network and Knowledge in Information Technology or LINK-IT, a private entity that will lead the way for our City to become one of the country’s premiere and globally-competitive ICT centers.