Category Archives: Economic Development

Local Enterprise Office Waterford clients created nearly 300 jobs in 2021

LOCAL ENTERPRISE OFFICE WATERFORD, NOW SUPPORTING 280 SMALL BUSINESSES AND 1,199 JOBS ACCORDING TO NEW FIGURES 289 new jobs created in 2021 Net employment gain of 108 in 2021 280 total small businesses employing 1,199 people supported by LEO Waterford … Continue reading

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Economic Incentive Scheme for Vacant Properties in Urban Areas 2021-2022

Waterford City & County Council is offering incentives over a three year period to attract new retail and other businesses within the core retail area of the City Centre, towns and village centre of Waterford in order to bring vibrancy … Continue reading

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Dungarvan welcomes Ireland’s first outdoor ‘Learn to Cycle’ track

Ireland’s first and Dungarvan’s newest amenity area was officially opened with the addition of an outdoor ‘Learn to Cycle’ track. The Learn to Cycle track will allow young children to learn to cycle on a ‘real life’ road structure with … Continue reading

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Local Enterprise Office Waterford awards over 1 Million in Grant Aid to local business in 2021

The Local Enterprise Office in Waterford released its 2021 grant aid figures last week. €886,189 in financial grants were approved in 2021 to 32 applicants, with a further 95 businesses being approved Trading Online Vouchers to value of €192,609.  This … Continue reading

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RRDF funding announced for Dungarvan Digital Transformation Hub (DDTH)

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today announced €21.5 million for 27 landmark regeneration projects in rural communities across the country. Waterford City and County Council is delighted to have been successful with its most … Continue reading

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Local Enterprise Office launches Waterford’s first Student Enterprise Website

Dozens of local student businesses are now being promoted on the new website For the first time ever there is a one stop shop for access to all student businesses in Waterford for the 2021/22 Student Enterprise Programme. Photo by … Continue reading

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Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys announces €2.6 million for the development of the first ever Town Centre First Plans

Funding to support 26 towns in mapping out their future development ·       Focus on tackling dereliction, vacant properties and making town centres more attractive places to live, work, socialise and run a business ·       Initiative to help re-imagine and revitalise rural communities … Continue reading

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New Suir River walk opens to public

With construction complete on the enhanced Suir River Walk, the newly extended pathway from Maypark Village to Cove Lane was opened to the public this week. Improvements to the 3km of woodland trail included the widening of paths, realigning of … Continue reading

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Funding Boost For Waterford’s Outdoors Amenities

Waterford City and County Council was successful in securing €562,140 in funding under the 2021 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS), Measure 2 and 3 which was recently announced by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys T.D. The … Continue reading

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