Entries by WDC

Transport, Aviation, Ten-T and Project Ireland 2040

Submission to Review of TEN-T The Department of Transport has recently published its submission to the European Commission on proposed revisions of the TEN-T network see here. The Department advocate for the inclusion of the Atlantic seaboard region of Ireland on the TEN-T Core Network, which the WDC welcomes. In his submission, Minister Ross provides […]

Regional Sectoral Profiles: The Complete Collection

A year ago we began publishing a series of ‘Regional Sectoral Profiles’ of economic sectors in the Western Region.  Now, 12 months and 12 reports later, the series is complete!  As publication has been spread over a year, I thought it would be useful to provide a synopsis and links to the full series. So […]

Transportation & Storage Sector in the Western Region

The Western Development Commission (WDC) has just published the last in its ‘Regional Sectoral Profiles’ series which analysed the most recent employment and enterprise data for the Western Region on specific economic sectors and identified key policy issues.[1] The final report examines the Transportation & Storage sector.  This includes activities such as taxis, bus companies, […]

New Infographic: Enterprise in the Western Region 2017

The WDC has analysed the latest CSO Business Demography data on enterprises in the Western Region. This data is for 2017 when there were 57,951 total enterprises[1] registered in the seven-county Western Region (location of an enterprise is based on its address as registered with Revenue[2]).  In total, just over a quarter of a million […]

58,000 Enterprises in Western Region employing 250,000 people

92.9% of all enterprises in Western Region are micro-enterprises (10 or fewer people) Largest number of enterprises in Construction, Wholesale & Retail and Professional Services No. of enterprises in Western Region fell 4.3% between 2008 and 2012 but grew 6.5% (2012-2017) The Western Development Commission (WDC) has today published new analysis of enterprises in the […]

The Construction Sector in the Western Region

The Western Development Commission (WDC) has published the latest in its ‘Regional Sectoral Profiles’ series which analyses the most recent employment and enterprise data for the Western Region on specific economic sectors and identifies key policy issues.[1] This report examines the Construction sector which includes the construction of buildings, electrical and plumbing installation, carpentry, painting, […]

What we do where:  Regions, Sectors and GVA

In this final post on regional Gross Value Added (GVA) data, the focus is on the role of different sectors in our regions.  As discussed in the previous post, the economic contribution of the regions is related to the size of the population and the workforce, but also to the strength of different sectors in […]

Size matters: relative changes in regional economies

In the last post on this topic I examined some of the recent trends in regional GDP.  In this post, that analysis is continued, with a focus on the changing share of national Gross Value Added (GVA)[i] coming from each of the NUTS3 regions, regional size and productivity. As ever, it is important to remember […]

Professional Services in the Western Region

The Western Development Commission (WDC) has just published the latest in its ‘Regional Sectoral Profiles’ series which analyses the most recent employment and enterprise data for the Western Region on specific economic sectors and identifies key policy issues.[1] This report examines the Professional Services sector which includes two sub-sectors: ‘Professional, Scientific & Technical Activities’ (legal, […]