Urban Renewal Revitalisation plan will boost business and job creation in Carlow – Deering

29th June, 2016

Fine Gael Carlow TD, Pat Deering, has today (Tuesday) said the urban Renewal plan for Carlow will boost business opportunities and job creation in the town. The ‘Carlow Urban Renewal plan’, was presented this morning (Tuesday) to the Minister for Housing and Urban Renewal, Damien English TD at Carlow Library.

“This is a very ambitious and encouraging plan which has the potential to provide a significant boost to Carlow town. The plan is backed by Carlow County Council and the Local Enterprise Office:

“The plan is proposed by a number of local organisations which are working together for the betterment of Carlow. This includes the Carlow County Enterprise Board, the Local Authority.

Deputy Deering stated “The proposed Urban renewal plan aims to improve the environment for existing businesses and to encourage new businesses to come to Carlow. It’s a great example of what can be delivered if local groups work together. As part of the programme for Government there will a greater emphasis on urban renewal and this along with the expansion of the Living City Initiative I am hopeful would provide funding for proposals in Carlow”.

Deering added “During a walk around Carlow town I was able to highlight with the Minister how important funding for this Urban Renewal Plan, new businesses are playing an increasingly important role in the economic recovery. Two-thirds of all new jobs come from start-up businesses in the first five years of their existence, so the Government fully recognises how important it is to help get new enterprises up and running.

Deputy Deering concluded “Carlow and the surrounding areas have a fast growing population. It’s essential that local businesses are in a prime position to benefit from this population surge. This renewal plan, through its incentives and supports, will help retailers to take advantage of the economic upturn, and will help local job creation as a result.”