Dundalk has an extremely active Chamber of Commerce. Dundalk’s business network and business voice consist of 19 members representing all business sectors in the town. Chamber members meet monthly with a view to promoting economic development throughout Dundalk. The Dundalk Chamber provides invaluable networking opportunities along with the support of business peers. Members enjoy the benefits of the Chamber’s lobbying and representation nationally, training programmes and promotion.
The Dundalk Economic Development Group (DEDG) is a public and private sector partnership, launched by Minister Dermot Ahern in March 2006. The taskforce demonstrates the collaboration of all the enterprise, social development agencies and businesses based here in Dundalk. Under the chairmanship of Peter Malone (National Roads Authority), the DEDG carries out work to try and attract more business and visitors to Dundalk and enhance the quality of life for people living here. For more on the DEDG click here
Louth County Enterprise Board is the primary agency in County Louth dedicated to the development of micro-enterprise. The Board has been in existence now for over a decade and its experienced staff members have provided advice, counselling, training, finance and resource development support to well over 2,000 local enterprises. It provides training, financial aid, mentoring and networking opportunities.
The Regional Development Centre based at Dundalk Institute of Technology acts as the Institute’s Innovation Support and Technology Transfer organisation. The Centre acts as a commercially-oriented interface between DKIT and the industrial, commercial and business life of the region, and makes available the expertise, facilities and resources of the Institute for the wider benefit of the regional economy.
Louth LEADER offers a range of supports to business and communities. Louth LEADER’s primary goal is to foster new businesses ideas and see them through to operation. It helps make ideas become realities through the provision of grant aid, training, mentoring, advice and guidance to new or existing rural businesses and to community groups.
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