There are 488 registered industries based on the report of the Business Permit and Licensing Office. However, based on the breakdown given by the LGU there were only about 227 establishments in 1998. Garment factories constitute almost 40% of the total industrial establishments, which exist on all barangays of the municipality. Most of these garment factories are located in Barangay San Roque, Sta. Ana, Sto. Rosario-Silangan and Aguho. The slipper manufacturing called alfombra slippers comprise 27% -- it is one of the indigenous skills in Pateros. As seen in the LQ analysis, these sectors manifest the strongest LQ among the manufacturing sectors of the locality and thus are exporting its products outside of Pateros and are a strong source of income for Pateros residents.
Most of the Industrial establishments in the municipality are located in Barangay Sto. Rosario-Silangan, while Barangay Tabacalera has the least number of industrial activities.