On August 28, 2015, Department of Trade and Industry provincial caretaker Marietta Salviejo together with the members of the micro, small and medium enterprises development (MSMED) Council spearheaded the launching of the Negosyo Center in Batanes.

Municipal Mayor of Basco, Hon. Demetrius Paul C. Narag expressed in his welcome address, his gratitude to DTI for the establishment of the Negosyo Center in their locality.

He said that if the number of business establishments has increased, it is also expected that it will grow even bigger now that the Negosyo Center was established in Batanes wherein it will primarily cater to the needs of MSMEs on Business Registration, Business Advisory Services, Business Information and Advocacy as well as in the Monitoring and Evaluation of MSMEs.

National Agency heads and representatives from the LGU, business sector, and media were also present in the launching activity.