10th Anniversary of the Local Enterprise Office

Local Enterprise Office Carlow Impact Report 2014-2024  10th Anniversary of the Local Enterprise Office

Local Enterprise Office Carlow Impact Report 2014-2024 

10th Anniversary of the Local Enterprise Office 

15th April 2024 marks 10 years since the establishment of the Local Enterprise Offices on 15th April 2014. To mark the occasion, Carlow County Council and its Local Enterprise Office, a partnership with Enterprise Ireland, published an Impact Report to highlight the support it provided to the business community and wider enterprise eco-system in County Carlow in the 10 years since 2014. 

The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Carlow is the ‘first stop shop’ for anyone thinking about starting or growing a business in Carlow. Despite significant changes in the business landscape since the inception of the LEOs in 2014, Local Enterprise Office Carlow remains committed to serve as a central player in Carlow's overarching economic agenda for job creation, while also maintaining a tight-knit relationship with the local business ecosystem. 

The 10 Year Impact Report was formally launched today at the April meeting of Carlow County Council. Speaking at the launch, Cllr. Andrea Dalton, Cathaoirleach of Carlow County Council said "I am immensely proud to mark the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Local Enterprise Office in Carlow. Over the past decade, Local Enterprise Office Carlow has been a driving force behind our local economy, empowering entrepreneurs and fostering business growth. Their unwavering commitment to providing tailored support has undoubtedly contributed to the success of countless small businesses in our community. As we reflect on this milestone, we recognise the pivotal role the Local Enterprise Office plays in shaping the future of our county’s business landscape. I commend the dedication and hard work of all involved in Local Enterprise Office Carlow and look forward to their continued collaboration in driving prosperity and innovation in our county." 

Kieran Comerford, Head of Economic Development & Enterprise in the Local Enterprise Office added “The launch of our impact report commemorates a decade of service to our vibrant entrepreneurial community. This report not only celebrates our achievements but also highlights the transformative impact the Local Enterprise Office has had on the local business landscape. Through strategic initiatives, tailored support, and collaborative efforts, we have empowered countless entrepreneurs to turn their visions into thriving enterprises, driving economic growth and prosperity in Carlow. As we reflect on the past decade, we reaffirm our commitment to fostering innovation, supporting small businesses, and fuelling sustainable development. I extend my gratitude to our dedicated team, partners including Enterprise Ireland, the members of Carlow County Council and the entire Carlow business community for their unwavering support and trust in our mission. Together, we look forward to building an even brighter future for entrepreneurship in Carlow over the next 10 years." 

The Local Enterprise Office Carlow 2014-2024 10 Year Impact Report can be viewed online https://www.localenterprise.ie/Carlow/Publications-Resources/LEO-10-Year-Impact-Report-2014-2024.pdf

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Kieran Comerford