New Business Development Manager appointed to Community Enterprise Centre in Carlow – Deering.

14th June, 2012

Carlow Fine Gael TD, Pat Deering, has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, that a new Business Development Manager, (out of a total of 37 around the country) has been appointed to the Community Enterprise Centre (CEC) in Carlow. This is part of a €2 million programme aimed at protecting and growing businesses in the community.

“I am very pleased with today’s announcement by Minister Bruton and Enterprise Ireland that a Business Development Manager has been appointed to the CEC in Carlow. The people appointed to these positions will be responsible for managing CECs, building business links and driving entrepreneurship locally, which will lead to jobs been created in Carlow.”

“Creating jobs has always been a number one priority for this Government and today’s announcement proves our continued commitment to ensure that Ireland will be the best small country in which to do business by 2016. We will do this by supporting community efforts for job creation in Carlow and across the country to ensure that entrepreneurs have all the support they need to start businesses and create jobs.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            “The announcement will help build Carlow’s local economy and is yet another example of the Government delivering on a key commitment in the Action Plan for Jobs. The objective of this measure is to sustain and grow the 800 companies and 5,000 jobs, which are supported by these centres around the country.


“The Government is allocating €1.6 million of funding to support management infrastructure within the national community enterprise centre network. The centres were selected from application by CECs following a request by Enterprise Ireland.


“Since the CEC Scheme was established in 1989, €61.4 million has been approved and 110 CECs have been set up nationally. They provide space in a supportive environment for budding entrepreneurs and support the development of local entrepreneurship in urban and rural locations, allowing the jobs we so badly need to be created.”