Confidence Boost for Mid-West with Series of Positive Announcements

“The past two weeks has seen a series of positive announcements for Limerick showcasing the positivity and opportunity in the mid-west,” says Ger Holliday, Partner at BDO Limerick.

The local economy is set for a boost with confirmation that the old Dell site will be taken over by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, a company valued at $26bn (€19.7bn) on the Nasdaq.

Read more in the Irish Independent here.

Shannon Airport, the international gateway to the mid-west is experiencing increasing traffic with passenger numbers showing an 8% increase in June compared to the same period last year.

The hugely positive development has seen month-over-month passenger numbers grow for the first time in five years at the airport and comes just six months after Shannon set out on life as an independent entity.

Read the full story here.

Photo courtesy of Shannonairport.ie

Photo courtesy of Shannonairport.ie

Meanwhile Limerick City is set for a relaunch ahead of its City of Culture programme next year.

The new Limerick Marketing Company hopes to attract up to 800,000 visitors to the region in the next five years by modelling itself, in particular, on what was achieved in Manchester.

The creation of the company is one of three key pillars of Limerick 2030, the economic and spatial plan aimed at delivering the economic, social and physical renaissance of the city and county.

Photo courtesy of Irish Examiner

Photo courtesy of Irish Examiner

Read more on the Irish Examiner here.

 

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