It is therefore that
a growing business district on one hand, a cluster of educational
institutions and several transportation stations on the other shares
the city's center built-up area. With this trio role, the city expands
in four directions.
the north, from the San Agustin Church, it moves along Barangay
Sindalan, Baliti and Telabastagan as a new business district where
giant beverage manufacturers stand. Locators are Honda Cars Pampanga,
COSMOS, San Miguel Corporation, Magnolia, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Nestlé,
Asia Brewery, Universal Robina Corporation and the like.
the east business district is the monolithic Robinsons Starmills
and SM City Pampanga, the city's biggest modern shopping complex
with their spacious parking areas. Along the Olongapo-Gapan Road
eastern area are the HILAGA: Northern Philippines – Historical,
Cultural, Tourism and Entertainment Village (formerly Philippine
Christmas Village / Paskuhan Village ) and the automotive distributors
Chevrolet, Ford, General Motors, Mitsubishi - Carworld, Isuzu, Nissan,
Hyundai, Kia and reconditioned truck and van dealers.
west, business burst out in the direction of Dolores as it proceeds
towards the neighboring town Bacolor. Along this area are the native
Kapampangan cuisine restaurants, fast foods - Max's Restaurant,
Jollibee, McDonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Greenwich , Shakey's,
Chowking - and other food conglomerates like Bakeline, Pampanga's
Best, Tapa King and others.
south, from the City Hall and cathedral complex, the built-up areas
embrace the old and new public market to the San Nicolas business
district where the Camp Olivas is situated.
the capital of Pampanga, it serves as the seat of the provincial
government. It is also the regional center of Central Luzon, San
Fernando is home to regional offices of the line agencies of the
to a study, San Fernando 's strategic location within the Manila
Clark-Subic Economic Triangle makes it a growing agro-industrial-commercial
metropolis. The businessmen respondents are very happy with the
flexibility of business taxes and land use regulations. Survey also
reveals that the business community feels secured in the city government's
management of the affairs of the city. This only show that the City
of San Fernando is not only economically competitive, it also harbors
a responsive local government unit.