South-East Regional Enterprise Plan to 2020

South-East Regional Enterprise Plan to 2020

Today Friday the 22nd of March the South East Regional Enterprise Plan to 2020 was launched at the SEAM headquarters based on the Carriganore WIT Campus in Waterford.

The South-East Regional Enterprise Plan builds on the success of the South-East Regional Action Plan for Jobs (2015–2017) to ensure that it remains effective and that it continues to deliver jobs across the South-East region and can be robust to address the challenges we face, including Brexit.

In the report Frank O’Regan, Chair of the Southeast Enterprise Plan states “This new Plan is focused on deepening and expanding on those enablers. Some actions will be manageable within the two year timeframe and some are more medium term aspirations that we need to map and work towards. It has been hugely encouraging to see a common sharing of goals emerge between the regional stakeholders. We have broken down the tasks and actions required under five strategic objectives:

  1. Enhance the existing environment for enterprise activity and company growth; and build greater resilience into the regional economy.
  1. Establish the South-East as a place of choice for talent and investment and market the region as such.
  1. Develop a regional engagement strategy that aligns with the Regional Assembly’s Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy and highlights the critical infrastructural developments required to enhance the economic potential in the South-East.
  1. Make the South-East a ‘learning region’ with education, knowledge generation and exchange, and innovation as central activities that allow all to play a role in the economic, social and cultural development of the region.
  1. Develop a region that is attractive to both domestic and international visitors with a sense of place and connected tourist amenities.

Our shared vision for the region is that the South-East will become an even more thriving, innovative and creative regional economy with high-value output, top-quality jobs and will represent the place of choice to work and invest in. These objectives, and the actions required to support them, are designed to guide us towards this vision. We are entering into a very important period in the region’s economic cycle. We have come through the recession, and what we achieve and deliver over the next few years will dictate if the region can overcome the challenges of its past and show to the world the type of great place to live and work that we believe that it is”.

You can access and read the full report HERE!

South-East Regional Enterprise Plan to 2020


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