Go Negosyo founder urges BBM to prioritize support for MSMEs

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion has urged the next administration of President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos to continue the support for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

Marcos and Concepcion met recently at the former’s temporary  office in Mandaluyong City where the latter urged the incoming President to consider his MSME agenda and suggested ways for the country to move out from the pandemic.

Concepcion described their meeting as “meaningful and promising.” He said MSMEs vitally need “access to money, market, and mentorship opportunities.” He also shared how large corporations include MSMEs in their value chain.

The Presidential Adviser said they also discussed how the country could move out from the Covid-19 pandemic by eventually lifting the state of public health emergency and removal of alert level system.

“I suggested to the President-elect that we should eventually have to plan how we can move out of a pandemic mindset to ensure our country’s economic growth,” he added.

Concepcion expressed optimism the next administration will closely work with the private sector and help guide MSMEs  towards economic recovery.