Naga City officials have demonstrated that good local governance matters because it can bring a community together to mobilize its resources to promote economic growth and equitable social development that directly benefits its people. The City is now one of the fastest-growing economies in the country. Since 1999, Naga City’s economy has been growing at a rate of 5 to 7 % higher than the national average. It is considered a liveable city, with improved basic services, a significantly higher employment rate and a dramatically decreased poverty incidence. Citizens enjoy a much higher quality of life than then they did 20 years ago.
Naga City is gradually on its way to achieve its vision of local economic empowerment and ensuring that development is “inclusive” and benefits everyone.