Clark & Angeles: The Philippines’ New Economic Center
Angeles City and the Clark Freeport Zone are fast becoming the Philippines’ new economic center. From being at the heart of a booming economy to providing the same luxuries and amenities you will find in Metro Manila, to providing easy access to different areas of Luzon, Angeles is making a name for itself as the new Makati.
Central Luzon, where Pampanga is located, has been lauded for displaying economic growth higher than the national average. The Philippine Statistics Office reported that in 2016, Central Luzon’s GDP grew by 9.5% while the national average was at 6.5%. This made the region the third fastest growing economy in the country. In Clark, specifically, investments amounting to $1 billion are expected to come in over the next 10 years, with both new and returning investors expressing confidence in the Philippines and in Clark Freeport Zone.
Stay connected to different parts of Luzon and quickly travel to different places around the Philippines’ largest island by staying at Angeles. The city is strategically located at the center of Luzon’s main land travel routes, giving travelers, business owners and residents easy access to your destination of choice.
Quick access to NLEX
Angeles is one of the exits one of Luzon’s main expressways, the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX). The city’s central location and strategic placement along the expressway makes different areas of Luzon easily accessible to Angelels residents by land – you can go as far as Metro Manila southbound, and as far north as Ilocos region, Cagayan Valley and the Cordilleras, including Baguio.
Quick tunnel access to Subic Bay
The Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) was built in 2008 as a way to easily connect three of Central Luzon’s economic centers: Clark Freeport Zone in Angeles, Subic Bay Freeport in Zambales, and the Central Techno Park in Tarlac. Subic Bay is easily accessible from Clark via the southern end of SCTEX, the Subic-Tipo Expressway (STipEx).
Bullet train to Manila underway
Clark will be easily accessible to Manila soon via the bullet train expected to be up and running by 2022. The train is expected to be 107 kilometers long, with 17 stations from Tutuban in Manila to the Clark Freeport Zone in Angeles. Once the train is completed, travel time from Manila to Clark will be cut from 2 hours to just 55 minutes.
A Brief History on Angeles City and Clark
The Philippines was an American colony for half a century (1900 – 1945) and Angeles City, was beside the massive American Air Base called Clark Airfield. When the American’s left during the Mt. Pinatubo Volcano explosion, Clark Airfield was converted into an economic zone by the Philippines Government.
Clark is sometimes marketed as Clark New City or Clark Green City, but it is actually not yet a city. Since the 1980s, it has been continually developed and its infrastructure (like the HUGE ROADS) matches modern organized cities in the US. There are a few housing developments BUT ONLY FOR LEASE – they are not and will never be for sale because they are owned by the Philippine Government (BCDA).
This is why Filipinos and Foreigners buy properties at Angeles City because you can own it and it is literally beside Clark. In fact when you search for a hotel in Angeles or Clark, Agoda considers Angeles and Clark the same – see picture below.
Angeles City is easily accessible from Manila, Subic or Baguio because of the new Expressways.
Since Clark has military grade runways, it made sense to put an international airport there. It will be easy for you to fly in and out for vacation or business. One Euphoria Luxury Condominiums is located in the central entertainment district of Angeles City which is a 15 min. drive to the airport.
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