A formerly rural settlement, Pasig City was initially a residential and industrial barangay. In the recent years, it has been becoming increasingly commercial in recent years, particularly after the construction of the Ortigas Center business district in its west.
The western part of the city is where most of Pasig's financial resources are primarily concentrated. It includes numerous factories, warehouses, establishments and commercial facilities. Real estate and commercial developments along Mercedes Avenue and other areas near the city center are developing. The eastern part was mostly dominated with residential areas but numerous commercial establishment are now developing along Marcos Highway.