Drogheda & District Chamber works with key influencers and decision-makers on behalf of our members on issues that are impacting on their business. Our priority is to ensure that Drogheda has the best environment in which to conduct business and grows to its full economic potential and becomes a hub for international investment and growth. Our voice is recognised by local decision making bodies as a true representation of the wider business community’s opinion.
We liaise with Government Representatives:
• Enterprise Ireland
Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. They work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales on global markets. In this way, they support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment.
Ireland’s inward investment promotion agency, IDA Ireland (Industrial Development Agency) is responsible for the attraction and development of foreign investment in Ireland. While investment from overseas manufacturing and internationally traded services are the broad focus of IDA Ireland, the agency continues to work with investors once in Ireland to encourage and assist in expanding and developing their businesses. This long term view of relationships with foreign direct investors in Ireland has proven very successful for all involved and is something IDA Ireland excels at.
• Local Enterprise Office Louth
Local Enterprise Office Louth is dedicated to encouraging and stimulating entrepreneurship and nurturing and developing the micro-enterprise sector in County Louth. LEO Louth offers advice, counselling, training, networking and financial support to budding entrepreneurs and existing enterprises in support of the generation of employment and economic growth in County Louth, for the benefit of all its citizens.
• Louth Economic Forum
The Forum brings the business sector of County Louth, the local authority management and all of the State agencies that interact with those generating economic activity in the county and is a one stop shop for potential investors. A study entitled ‘Louth County Economic Development Strategy (2009 – 2015)’, commissioned by the Louth Local Authorities from Indecon International Economic Consultants, provides a blueprint for the Louth Economic Forum and its recommendations have shaped the work of the Forum.
Louth County Council
Drogheda & District Chamber also liaises with Louth County Council as well as working closely with our local TDs.
• Chambers Ireland
Drogheda & District Chamber is also an affiliated member of Chambers Ireland.