HERMOSA, Bataan – New business establishments continue to flourish within the vicinity and nearby areas of the Hermosa Ecozone Industrial Park (HEIP) in Barangay Palihan of this first-class municipality.
Last Saturday, Hermosa’s first tarpaulin print shop, JOK’s Enterprises Graphic Design Solution, located along the national road in front of the San Isidro Chapel and just a few steps away from the main road leading to the Ecozone, was inaugurated and started its operations.
Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU) President Delfin Magpantay and Hermosa ABC President Jayson Enriquez graced the blessing and formal opening ceremonies along with the owner’s business partners, friends from the press, the local community and customers of the establishment.
Almost a year ago, many business establishments also started their operations right in front of the new Hermosa Public Market located along the Olongapo-Gapan road, also in Barangay Palihan. Originally, the area was designed as a huge parking space when the public market opened almost ten years ago.
Recently Coffee Berry Bistro formally opened for business. The coffee shop along with Generika Drug Store were among the new locators/tenants in the area. Gobstopper 24-hour convenience store, Hermosa Tile Center, Zambank (Zambales Bank) and a PTT Philippines gasoline station were among the pioneer business establishments here. Zoe General Merchandise that sells various school and office supplies along with some snacks started its operations just before the school opening this year.
“These new business establishments prove that we have a very bright business climate here. The recent additional locators and expansions of big companies inside the Hermosa Ecozone that is very near the market will result to more job opportunities and employment. It also means that we will have more customers,” a pioneer tenant here said.
In a related development, just along the vicinity of the Hermosa/Dinalupihan exit of the Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), MJ Restaurant and Bariotik Kitchen and Garden recently opened catering to various motorists and tourists in the area.
Almost three years ago, just across the said SCTEX exit, Nissan Bataan and Haima Cars Bataan, both owned by the Laus Auto Group, the largest and fastest growing multi-brand automotive network in the country today, penetrated the once idle lands in the area that later brought progress to this town and neighboring villages.