The Tanaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar visited the TU Dublin Blanchardstown campus last week to launch a new enterprise plan for the Dublin region to secure investment and remain competitive in the years to come.
The Government has committed to nine enterprise plans, covering every region in the country. Up to €180m in funding is being provided to invest in new projects which create new jobs and help companies grow in every county. Each of the nine plans have been developed throughout 2021 by Regional Steering Committees. Each Regional Committee is chaired by a senior figure from the private sector and includes the Enterprise Agencies, Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland, Local Enterprise Offices, Local Authorities, Regional Assemblies, higher and further education bodies and others.
Speaking last week, The Tanaiste said, "After what has been a really challenging couple of years with COVID, Brexit and now the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we are looking at ways we can help businesses get back on their feet and how we can attract investment and create jobs in every region in the country. That’s what these nine Regional Enterprise Plans are about. Today we are publishing the one for the Dublin region."
He added, "While Dublin is an economic hub, where approximately 50% of jobs are, it has its own unique challenges. This plan has been put together with buy-in from the local community to look at what businesses in the region need and want in the years ahead."