Expo and seminar

Leitrim is open for business

Claire McGovern

Reporter:

Claire McGovern

Leitrim is open for business

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The Counties of Cavan, Leitrim, Longford and Roscommon are set to showcase the vibrant and growing economy in the region at an expo and seminar in Croke Park this evening.

The event will attract jobseekers, investors, entrepreneurs and decision makers. It will highlight the stories of some of the most successful businesses already operating here and demonstrate the advantages that the region can offer.

This free expo will be launched by Minister Heather Humphreys and will hear from some major organisations such as Center Parcs, Vistamed, Abbot Diagnostics and Cora Systems. It marks a significant move on behalf of the four counties and is led by the local authorities in each county.

Frank Curran, Chief Executive of Leitrim County Council said ‘Our message is straightforward. Leitrim and this region is open for business and has huge growth potential. Working together, we can offer a unique development base for companies. Our diaspora are key in helping to get this message out and we have found they have been very good in doing this with us previously including at our event in Dublin in May. This is a great chance to look at the wider potential opportunities for investment in the Upper Shannon Erne Region and to meet with businesses operating successfully here. Medical Devices/Pharma, Global Services, Tourism and Food are just some of the topics for discussion on the day. It will give a valuable networking opportunity to meet companies currently hiring and to discuss your business ideas and supports available with agencies.’

The diverse range of local SME’s recruiting on the 3rd of November in Croke Park demonstrates the opportunities for skilled and talented people to work in these four counties.