Meath Economic Development News

Colm O’Rourke to Chair Meath Economic Development Forum

Launch of Meath ED Forum

Chief Executive of Meath County Council Fiona Lawless, Chair of Meath Economic Development Forum Colm O’Rourke and Director of Services with responsibility for Economic and Tourism Development, Des Foley

Meath County Council is pleased to announce that Meath GAA Football Manager Colm O’Rourke has been appointed as Chairperson of Meath Economic Development Forum.

The aim of the Economic Development Forum is to build on and increase collaboration within the county to maximise its assets, attract further investment and create additional jobs and opportunities.

The Forum will comprise of business leaders, entrepreneurs and high achievers who will share their experience to facilitate economic activity and growth in the county while overseeing the preparation and implementation of the new Meath Economic Development Strategy.

Colm O’Rourke stated that he is delighted to be invited to Chair the new Forum and looks forward to working in collaboration with like-minded individuals who will invest their energy and time in addressing key challenges and identifying new job opportunities with a view to increasing prosperity and the quality of life for all the citizens of Meath.

In welcoming Colm O’Rourke’s appointment by the Council’s Corporate Policy Group, Fiona Lawless, Chief Executive stated that the Meath Economic Development Roadmap has identified a number of key focus areas and sectoral opportunities for attracting new investment, sustaining existing indigenous business and enterprise and ensuring long term and sustainable growth of the county.

Membership of the Forum will be announced prior to the first meeting which is due to take place in September.

Colm O'Rourke

Colm O'Rourke, Chairperson of Meath Economic Development Forum