Entries by WDC

Industry’s role in total ‘agency assisted’ jobs declining nationally but remains highly stable in Western Region

In a recent post I outlined some of the main findings from our analysis of Census employment data on the Industry sector in the Western Region.   Our recent report ‘Industry in the Western Region: Regional Sectoral Profile’ also examined agency assisted Industry jobs and they are the subject of this post. Each year the Department […]

WDC Submission on Draft RSES for Southern Region

This week the WDC made a submission to the public consultation being held by the Southern Regional Assembly on their Draft Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy.  The submission is available here. As we’ve provided substantial input previously (available here) to the preparation of the Draft RSES, in this submission we mainly comment on the specific […]

45,700 people work in Industry in Western Region

Western Region home to 45.7% of Irish MedTech jobs 53% of Western Region’s total Industry employment is in MedTech, Chemicals & Pharma and Agri-food 55% of Industry jobs in foreign owned firms Western Region home to both highest and lowest share working in Industry in Ireland – Ballyhaunis (41.9%) and Bundoran (3.5%) The Western Development […]

How important is Industry as a regional employer?

We’ve just published the fourth of our ‘Regional Sectoral Profiles’ analysing employment and enterprise data on specific economic sectors. The latest report examines Industry which is the Western Region’s largest employment sector, with 45,754 working in it.  Industry includes mining, utilities and waste management but by far the largest element is manufacturing.  Three publications are […]

WESTERN DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION WELCOMES FUNDING FOR DIGIWEST WORKING HUBS IN DONEGAL, SLIGO, ROSCOMMON AND MAYO

  The WDC will lead the project working in association with the local authorities in Mayo, Sligo, Roscommon and Donegal The Western Development Commission (WDC) has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Community and Rural Development, Michael Ring, TD of funding of €644,734 for the Digiwest regional economic development project to develop digital working hubs […]

Energy and Climate Action- the WDC View of the Draft National Plan

The Western Development Commission (WDC) has just made a submission to DCCAE on the Draft National Energy and Climate Plan 2012-2030 (NECP).  The development of clear energy and climate action to 2030 is essential to achieving the national goal of a low carbon economy in Ireland by 2050.  The WDC recognises that energy and climate […]

‘Angel Investing in High Potential Enterprises, is it for you?’

You are warmly invited to our training seminar entitled ‘Angel Investing in High Potential Enterprises, is it for you?’. It takes place in the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris, Co. Mayo on 6th March, 2019 at 5.30pm. This training seminar and networking event is aimed at increasing the number of private / angel investors regionally, particularly female investors, and […]

WDC Submission on Draft RSES for Northern & Western Region 

Last week the WDC made a submission to the public consultation being held by the Northern & Western Regional Assembly on their Draft Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy.  The submission is available here. As we’ve provided substantial input previously to the preparation of the Draft RSES, in this submission we mainly comment on the specific […]