Local authorities are to have a new role in local economic development following the launch of the local government enterprise and jobs strategy, Supporting Economic Recovery and Jobs – Locally.
The new strategy is part of the Action Programme for Local Government Reform, Putting People First and was launched yesterday, September 27, 2012, by Minster for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan TD.
At the launch, the Minister stated that: “This strategy is an important framework for local authorities in their development of their local strategies for economic development and enterprise support to drive the Action Plan for Jobs. ”
Local authorities already play an instrumental role in the success of new and existing businesses across Ireland through the provision of essential services, and the Minister hopes that this new strategy will further assist businesses “in the very challenging trading environment that they