By virtue of Republic Act 11543 – “An Act Further Strengthening the Powers and Functions of AFAB”, expansion areas of the Freeport Area of Bataan can be declared anywhere within the province of Bataan.

As of the end of June 2022 – there is a total of seventeen FAB Expansion Areas spread through out eight towns and one city.

WHY DO FAB EXPANSION AREAS EXIST?
ADVANTAGE OF BEING A FAB EXPANSION AREA
  • For the investors – give them the opportunity to find the ideal location for their business activity, taking into consideration geographical, logistical, and human resource factors.
  • For the citizens – to bring more and diverse employment opportunities, bring jobs closer to the people, and help make them more productive members of the community
  • For the Local Government Units of Bataan – to have access to investment opportunities for their respective localities that are in line with their respective master development plans, helping them reach their visions and missions.

 

  • Access to world-class business climate as promoted by the AFAB, with ease of doing business at the forefront.
  • Availability of tax and fiscal incentives to qualified enterprises that will locate in the FEA.
  • Inclusion to marketing efforts of the AFAB and partner agencies.