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May 29th, 2019 @ 15:41

The Economics of Mayo Seminar

 In 2015 Chambers of Commerce and a group of Action Oriented Partners from nine western counties (Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Mayo, Galway, Clare, Limerick, Kerry) signed up to a Charter to develop the Atlantic Economic Corridor (AEC). Our Chamber is a signatory to this Charter.

 

The AEC Business Forum is sponsoring a study of the economy of the Atlantic Economic Corridor in partnership with Local Authorities, State Agencies, and Business/Community Groups in the corridor.

 

The first part of the study focused on the economy of County Mayo and is now complete. This report presents a factual, data driven assessment of the evolution and current state of the economy of Mayo in the context of the AEC region. Based on such information, the report highlights areas for future focus so that the county can grow and develop economically and socially. Strategies to build on our strengths, address our weaknesses, capitalise on our opportunities and overcome our threats, are outlined. Many Business Owners and Leaders from across Mayo contributed to the study and there are a number of interesting case studies presented in the report.

 

We at Westport Chamber were delighted to host a seminar so that Members and other Community Stakeholders could hear more detail about the findings of the report and actively engage in a debate on plans and initiatives which we believe will continue the strong economic and social development of Mayo and the AEC for future generations.

 

Our guest speaker for the seminar was Professor John Bradley, the author of the report. John is an economist, former Research Professor at the ESRI, thereafter an international research consultant in economic development.

 

The full report on the Mayo Economic Study is available for download through the following link:

 

http://www.sligochamber.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/The-Economy-of-the-AEC-Mayo-Study-Final_compressed.pdf

 

 Printed copies of the report are available at The Bookshop (Duffy’s), Bridge Street, Westport; Castle Bookshop, Castle Street, Castlebar; Chamber of Commerce Office, Ballina.

 

A copy of a related infrastructure report for the whole of the AEC can also be downloaded through the following link:

http://www.sligochamber.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/8920-AEC-Infrastructure-03-Apr-2017-ilovepdf-compressed.pdf

 

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