Moderation, shape up urged to ease Davao’s IT growth
DAVAO CITY – The Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called for moderation among local stakeholders to hasten flow of investments to the city’s information technology sector , a chamber official said.
Andre Joseph Fournier, DCCCII ICT committee chair, said IT park lease rates and call center agents’ salaries should be kept low amid close competition with other cities in Mindanao in attracting IT investors.
Prospective investors, he said, are pushed off by rates comparable to those in Manila. He assured , however, that it would be easier to raise the level later on when Davao gains mark in its goal to become Mindanao’s IT hub.
Of course aside from the rates, there is more to the problems of the local stakeholders. Are we really THAT ready to attract investors? What about our capacity to promote and what about how organized are our stakeholders? Are they more of competitors or cooperators to make Davao an IT hub?Maybe it should present moderation in cost so the investors could be attracted, but aren’t stakeholders and industry leaders supposed to work together and shape up?
Read this post at I.T. talks blog for other perspectives on the issue.