Friday, February 13, 2009
Legazpi City as Web Development & SEO Outsourcing Hub
I was in Legazpi City last February 6 and 7 for the Search Engine Marketing Conference Bicol event. After the event, we visited several places and one of them is Embarcadero IT Park being developed by Embarcadero Land Ventures Inc. (ELV). This is a spot intended to become an information technology and modern trading hub in a sea front environment (Legazpi Port Area).
The IT park is part of the 15,477 square meter Embarcadero de Legazpi. It is already recognized by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) as an Economic Tourism Zone with IT component. It aims to host an estimated 8,000 seat call center on its 1st building.
Australian company BN Group Property Ltd. is the masterplanner of the project. It is conceptualized from the Fisherman's Wharf in California and Sydney Marina in Sydney Australia.
During the E-Services Philippines event, I also got the chance to catch up with Albay ICT Association president and Legazpi City ICT Council chairperson Rosemarie Quinto-Rey who also desires for the city to be known as a major outsourcing center for web development and search engine optimization projects. Companies such as Content Online Services Inc. and SLTCFI Business Solutions specializes in this area.
Embarcadero IT Park
Chief Operating Officer
318 Defedbac Building, Penaranda, Bonot, Legazpi City
ALBAY ICT ASSOCIATION (AICTA), Inc.
Ms. Rosemarie Quinto-Rey
(052) 480-8939 / (052) 435-4770