The City of Tagaytay has no defined central business district. Instead, commercial activities tend to conglomerate at four (4) different parts of the city namely: Barangays Mendez Crossing East and West; Silang Crossing East, City Market at Barangay Tolentino East and the Mahogany Beef Market at Barangay Kaybagal South.
There are 3,121 commercial establishments situated at Tagaytay City based on the record from the License Office for businesses with more than Php50,000.00 Gross Receipts or Initial Capital and establishments with below Php50,000.00 Initial Capital or Gross Receipts that are registered at the barangays. These consist of 144 restaurants, 429 carinderia / canteens / refreshment parlor, 16 coffee shops, 8 fastfood establishments, 15 pharmaceutical stores, 691 retailers and dealers, 15 Spa and wellness center, 24 water refilling stations, 31 medical/dental/veterinary/optical establishments, 35 bakeries, 21 grocery stores, 169 pasalubong and souvenir shops, 29 construction supply/hardware and lumber, 19 banks, 7 gasoline filling stations, 19 auto mechanics shops, 34 hotels, motels, lodging facilities and inns, 73 houses and rooms for rent, 25 lending and pawnshops, 18 real estate developers and offices, 38 insurance agencies, 9 financial/investment offices, 14 money changers, 11 travel agencies, 335 sari-sari stores and 892 other establishments.
Tagaytay City, being basically an agricultural area has relatively few industries within its vicinity. There are on 11 industries found in the city, Two (2) of which are agro-based,three (3) are manufacturing oriented and the remaining are cottage/livelihood industries.