Mission Statement

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The mission of Local Enterprise Office Galway is to stimulate and support the creation of economically sustainable employment opportunities for all sectors across the city and county.

We aim to promote entrepreneurship, foster sustainable business start-ups and develop existing micro and small businesses to drive job creation and to provide accessible high-quality supports for your Business ideas. Entrepreneurs and Businesses are supported to:

  • Increase exports
  • Build resilience
  • Increase productivity
  • Prepare for the Low carbon economy
  • Embrace the Digital economy
  • Innovate
  • Be managed by ambitious & capable individuals
  • Fuel regional growth

Here's how we aim to do this:

  1. Promotion of an Enterprise Culture
  2. Provision Of Business Information
  3. Advice
  4. Mentoring
  5. Management Development and Counselling
  6. The Formation of Partnerships and Alliances
  7. Fostering of Economic Development and the Provision of Direct Financial Support.

There are a number of contexts in which the LEO Galway sees opportunities to assist businesses within Galway city and county.

  • Existing businesses which are struggling due to the economic downturn. New business which are identifying a demand in the market place for a product or services and are navigating the turbulent waters of starting up.
  • Existing family businesses which are looking to diversify or expand their business or change direction.
  • New start ups by those who are unemployed and are utilising their own skills or using the opportunity to work on a nascent idea that they may have been harbouring while in the workforce.
  • A renewed focus on assisting existing businesses to look to export markets.