Wicklow TD, Minister Simon Harris met with the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphrey’s TD this week to discuss the Wicklow economy.
Wicklow has benefitted significantly from the work of the IDA. Since 2011, approximately 2300 jobs have been created in Co Wicklow thanks to the work of the IDA. Having discussed progress with his Government colleague, Minister Simon Harris said:
“I met with Minister Humphrey’s today to discuss IDA progress in Co Wicklow. I was really pleased to receive such a positive report – since 2011, almost 2300 jobs have been created in Co Wicklow through IDA intervention. These jobs are hugely significant as they are an addition to the indigenous local enterprise jobs created in the county. These are international companies basing themselves in and employing people from Co Wicklow.”
Minister Harris continued:
“People in Wicklow, and nationally have worked so hard to come through the very difficult economic crisis and we are now thankfully at almost full employment again. It is now vital that we concentrate on ensuring that jobs are being created in our communities so that people can reduce commute times and enjoy more personal time. In Wicklow, there has been real tangible success already with almost 2300 job created by foreign direct investment. I want to see this expanded and see each of our IDA strategic locations utilised to the best possible end for people in Wicklow.
Minister Harris spoke about the huge potential of the county:
“In the last census, over 10,000 people in Wicklow indicated that they travel for over an hour to get to work. With increasing jobs in the county, these people will have opportunities to choose to work closer to home. I will continue to work with our local business community and government agencies to ensure the this positive job creation continues, “