Published on Friday8thFebruary2019

New Regional Enterprise Plan for the Mid-East

20190207 Minister Humphreys

The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, launched a new Regional Enterprise Plan for the Mid-East to support enterprise growth and job creation through collaborative initiatives. She was joined at the launch event by Minister for Rural & Community Development, Michael Ring TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, and Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development, Damien English TD.

The development of the Mid East Plan was overseen by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, working with stakeholders from the Mid-East region including counties Meath, Kildare and Wicklow through a committee chaired by Mr. Eamonn Sinnott, Vice President and General Manager of Intel Ireland. The Mid East Plan identifies four Strategic Objectives, with actions to: develop the Mid-East as a hub for the screen content creation sector; create a network of innovative co-working spaces; build an ecosystem framework to support the agri-food sector; and ensure the availability of skills and talent to realise the Mid-East’s future economic potential and address upskilling requirements

The Mid East Plan is one of nine Regional Enterprise Plans being launched by Minister Humphreys over coming weeks.