The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Abra in collaboration with the Provincial Government of Abra headed by Gov. Joy Bernos continues to promote entrepreneurship by assisting more SMEs to create employment in the province.

There is a growing number of Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the province assisted by DTI-Abra with 3,087 SMEs in 2018 compared to 1,385 SMEs in 2017.

These SMEs have availed of DTI-Abra’s technical assistance such as product development, packaging, promotion, and marketing according to DTI  Provincial Director Arell F. Baňez.