Wednesday 23 October 2019

North-East regional enterprise plan has been launched

The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD, launched a new Regional Enterprise Plan for the North-East in Cootehill, Co. Cavan to support enterprise growth and job creation through collaborative initiatives.

The development of the North-East Plan, incorporating counties Cavan, Monaghan and Louth, was overseen by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, working with stakeholders from the North-West region, through a regional stakeholder Committee chaired by Mr. Richard Hanlon, Senior Vice President, Vesta Payment Solutions.

The North-East Plan identifies five Strategic Objectives, with actions to: leverage the full extent of skills and talent in the North-East to encourage more enterprise investment; develop the skills and knowledge base in the region; strengthen SME resilience; foster greater collaboration and clustering in niche industries; and enhance the attractiveness of the North-East as a place to visit.

The North-East Plan is one of nine Regional Enterprise Plans being launched by Minister Humphreys right across the country.

The Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee, TD, said: "This Government is acutely aware that the forthcoming departure of the UK from the European Union will have far reaching impacts, as yet not fully known, especially in the Border region.

'This Regional Enterprise Plan for the North East will help businesses in this region to be better equipped.'

Drogheda Independent