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The Western Development Commission has approved €7m in investment across the western region in 2019. More than 5,000 people are now employed directly and indirectly in WDC-supported companies. IN 2019, the Western Development Commission investment fund approved new investment for 44 businesses and community projects across the seven western counties…

The Western Development Commission Investment Fund is holding a series of monthly clinics in Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo. The clinics will outline funding supports available to businesses and community groups in the north west. The WDC Investment Fund has to date invested over €55 million in 166 social and community…

Leitrim has the highest number of, what’s described as, ‘mirco-enterprises’ in Ireland. According to research by the Western Development Commission, almost 95% of all enterprises in the county employ 10 or fewer people – the highest share in the country, along with Roscommon. The analysis shows 93% of businesses in…

The importance of industry and manufacturing for employment in the north west has been highlighted in a new report from the Western Development Commission. 56% of Sligo’s total industry employment is in the chemicals, pharmaceuticals and medical technology sector, the second highest in the country. Meanwhile, there’s been more than…

The new CEO of the Western Development Commission has highlighted the importance of small community groups in rural areas getting all the supports they need. Tomas O Siochain says these local groups make an important contribution toward helping other businesses, including multinationals, create jobs as well as improving the areas…

The Western Development Commission says Brexit would have a huge impact on people working across the border between Donegal and Derry. It’s another aspect to the debate that is a concern for people living in the North West counties. Census figures show that 3000 people living in Donegal actually cross…

More people living in the western region are now leaving the area to go to work. But apart from Galway City, County Sligo is the only area where there has been an increase in the number of people living and working. The figures come from an analysis of Census data…