The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar is meeting with the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, local authorities, TU Dublin and Government agencies today to kick off the development of a new Regional Enterprise Plan for the Dublin region.
There will be nine new Regional Enterprise Plans for the country, as part of the Government’s commitment to bring jobs and a strong post-pandemic economic recovery to every part of Ireland. The refresh of the Regional Enterprise Plans to 2024 is a commitment in the Programme for Government and an important element in the Government’s National Economic Recovery Plan published yesterday. Nine Plans have commenced preparation around the country.
The new Regional Enterprise Plans to 2024 will see each region delivering a prioritised enterprise action plan over a three-year period. Through these Plans, the Government wants to create the conditions for entrepreneurs to start and scale their businesses, new investment and business growth.
Speaking today, The Tánaiste said, "We are kicking off the process for the Dublin region today. Dublin is internationally recognised as a leader in areas such as digital and internet services, financial services, international education and life-sciences. However, there is no doubt that Covid-19 has had a really negative impact on some businesses with the pandemic having a ‘hollowing out’ effect on the city centre especially."
He added, "As well as helping businesses rebuild after Covid-19, we also need to look further ahead to the future. Climate action and the rise of digitalisation will continue to have a really transformative effect in the years to come. We need to look at how we stay ahead, make the most of the opportunities available, while also preparing for the challenges they bring."