INVESTMENT ENTRANTS IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS
Since 2004, General Santos City has attracted a number of big-time investors from Manila and Cebu. Fuelled by strong business confidence, these major players are the following:
Landco Pacific Corporation
Landco Pacific Corporation is a major, multi-product real estate development firm engaged in high-end residential resorts, leisure farms, first-home residential developments, shopping centers and CBD’s and memorial parks. In General Santos City, it manages a 19 hectare, first modern memorial park, boasting of sprawling nature inspired states called the Forest Lake Garden San Carlos at Barangay Apopong.
Robinsons Land Corporation will soon operate a mall in the city right at its 8 hectare property in Barangay Lagao. Its masterplan puts special attention to the world-class facilities and amenities in the mall, resulting in the safety, security, comfort, convenience, fun and entertainment of all its patrons and visitors.
Toyota General Santos is the 27th Toyota outlet nationwide, and is the third dealership in Mindanao. The facility located at the national highway, Barangay City Heights stands in a 5,000 square meter property which features a 5-vehicle display showroom, information counter, service and parts counter, finance and customer relations offices. Its service bays include four (4) quick service stalls, 12 general job bays, and nine (9) body and paint stalls.
Cosmopolitan Memorial Chapels
The 53-year-old Cosmopolitan Memorial Chapels which started in Cebu and has branched out to Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Iligan and Valencia cities has also established its presence in General Santos City. This high-end funeral service provider has a building along national highway, Barangay Labangal.
Incorporated in May 2002 in Davao City, Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. has grown from a simple family venture to one of the most successful businesses in Davao and the Southern Mindanao area. Today, Phoenix Petroleum is engaged in the business of trading refined petroleum products, lubricants and other chemical products, operation of oil depots and storage facilities, and allied services, mainly in Southern Philippines. Its products and services are distributed and marketed under the "Phoenix Fuels Life " trademark. In General Santos City, it has three (3) branches.
Vista Land Company and Sta.Lucia Realty
General Santos’s landscape will soon be taking a more defined shape with the entry of Vista Land Company (Camella Homes/Grenadines) and Sta.Lucia Realty (Colinas Verdes) latest real estate development in the south.
Camella Homes splendidly set over 12 hectares of flat terrain located along the NLSA Road in Barangay San Isidro, Lagao, the Grenadines is only 2.8 kilometres from the National Highway and approximately one to two kilometres away from major schools, churches, hospitals, markets and malls, and 15 kilometres from the airport. The first prime subdivision in General Santos City, with a Caribbean-inspired theme that is reflected in the community’s environs: lush tropical greens and blooms in vibrant and rich hues, wide open spaces that give you room to breathe and unwind, and a laid-back atmosphere that gives you that relaxing vacation feel.
Located in Barangay Lagao, the 11 hectare Colinas Verdes, named after a successful property project in Manila, will have amenities like a multi-purpose clubhouse, pool, concrete road network, paved sidewalks with concrete curbs and gutters, underground storm drainage system, and centralized water system, among others.
Eco-Globals Bio-Oils Inc.
Cashing in on new alternative energy source, the South Korean firm Eco-Global Bio-Oils Inc., has initially spent US$4.0-million for its 6.8 hectares Jatropha Oil Extraction Plant Site (formerly the London Beach Resort) at Brgy. Bawing, General Santos City.
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