There is an emerging major industry in the Province of Quirino. The Provincial Government sees the investment opportunity in establishing a corn-based industry through its proposed Multi-Industry Cluster Development (MIC).

Paper is produced through the processing of Stover (the leaves and stalks including the husks of corn plants). After harvesting the corn, stovers are left and usually considered useless so farmers burn it. However, through the use of new technological processes, stover can become raw materials to be used in making paper. Since corn is the bulk of the province’s agricultural produce, there is a sufficient raw material for the paper plant to process.