As the crowd of guests drawn in multiply, support services and micro and small industries have been anticipated and encouraged to mushroom.
It has lined a plethora of water sports, old and new festivals, spelunking, bird watching and other fun-filled and outdoor activities that are meant to attract a bigger number of daily foreign and local tourists at reasonable rates. Ongoing festivals include the City Fiesta and Homecoming, Hundred Island Summer Camp, Images of the Hundred Islands, and Island Adventures.
The light industries have been envisioned to add value to the products and services of the farming and aquamarine culture communities. Some are seen to engage in food processing and storage and other light industries that draw strengths from the resources and produce of the city and nearby towns. But also welcomed are knowledge-based industries like call centers and business process outsourcing outfits.