Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Simon Coveney has announced the annual results of the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) for 2022 which show that LEO Roscommon supported companies created 219 jobs in 2022.
LEO supported clients in 2022 created 64 net jobs, which takes into account companies that amalgamated, ceased trading and those that transferred on to Enterprise Ireland.
The new figures show that the LEO financially supported 176 small businesses in their portfolio across the county these companies in turn employ 1032 people.
The total national figures for the Local Enterprise Offices across the country were announced with the LEOs now supporting 37,863 jobs across 7,221 companies.
The LEOs also provide substantial funded supports to thousands of other small businesses across the country with programmes such as the Trading Online Voucher, Lean for Micro and Green for Micro along with training and mentoring.
Minister Coveney said the results show the “significant role LEOs are playing in not only creating new businesses and jobs bust sustaining them”.
Commenting on the latest figures, Louise Ward, Head of Enterprise in LEO Roscommon, said: “The results announced today are a testament to Roscommon’s business community. The last year has seen huge challenges and adversity, and these results show that Roscommon businesses, with the support of the Local Enterprise Office, have not only sustained themselves but have also taken advantage of opportunities to grow.
“Local Enterprise Office Roscommon and Roscommon County Council, with the support of Enterprise Ireland look forward to supporting the business community in Roscommon to overcome the challenges of a difficult economic environment and to identify and take advantage of opportunities for both new and growing businesses”.