Campaign promotes business move to county

Over 400 new businesses have started up in the West of Ireland since the beginning of 2008, according to figures released this week by the Western Development Commission (WDC). The WDC recently launched a seven-week advertising and publicity campaign to build on the work of LookWest.ie to promote the Western Region to enterprises and individuals. The campaign got underway on May 19th and is targeting business owners in the greater Dublin area. The campaign will also encourage Roscommon people to promote the county to friends and family who live away. The Roscommon business featuring in the advertising is BioClin, a company established in 2003 by former Elan employees, and now employing 20 people. Speaking at the launch of the campaign in Dublin, Gillian Buckley, CEO of the WDC, said, ‘The focus of the LookWest.ie campaign this year is on enterprise and entrepreneurs by highlighting some of the many successful companies who have decided to locate in the region, attracted by the availability of a highly skilled workforce and a truly attractive business environment. Commenting at the launch, Minister Ó Cuív said ‘The LookWest campaign has proven to be a great success in highlighting the benefits for both employers and employees in moving to the Western Region.’  Roscommon County Manager John Tiernan said, ‘Roscommon is an attractive choice because of its central location, its first class infrastructure, the availability of tailored financial packages and aid to potential investors, quality educational standards, a young population and an idyllic environment for work life balance.’