Located just north of Cebu City and south of Consolacion town, Mandaue is a
highly urbanized industrial suburb with a total land area of 25.2 square kilometer. It is the Cebu Island's gateway to
Mactan Island where the international airport is located. Two bridges connect the two islands, the latest one is picturesque Marcelo Fernan Bridge.
After Cebu City, Mandaue is the second largest city of Cebu Province in terms of population and the 24th
largest in the country as of 2007. Majority of the population speak Cebuano although more and more migrants from other ethnolinguistic
groups are settling in the city. Roman Catholicism is the religion of the majority. The city celebrates the Mantawi Festival featuring
street dancing and historical and cultural floats.
Hundreds of manufacturing establishments are located in the city. Among them are the San Miguel brewery and packaging plant,
Coca-cola Bottling plant, Shemberg seaweed processing plant, Mandaue Foam, Kc Food, M. Lhuillier Food, Lucky Tableware, and Wellmade Furniture. Major export
products are furniture, processed seaweed, and various manufactured food items such as mango preserves and fish products.
Major landmarks include the new Cebu International Convention Center, North Bus Terminal, Cebu Mall and Boardwalk,
Gold Cup Shooting Range, and Patts Badminton Court.
There are many advantages to locate your business in Mandaue. The proximity to international aitport and
seaport, availability of skilled manpower, a sizable population of Metro Cebu and Cebu Province as local market, and a business-friendly
local government are among the competitive advantages. Although it has a small land area, there are still available spaces for
industrial expansion such as those in the reclamation area.
Among the recommended businesses to put up in Mandaue city are hotels and other tourism-related establishments,
real estate like mass housing and commercial complexes, technology industries such as BPO and software development, export
industies like home decors, designer clothes, and processed food.
Places of Interest in Mandaue
- Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex
- Marcelo B. Fernan Bridge
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