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Businesswomen of all walks enjoyed a morning of inspiration in Ballina on Thursday May 16 at the Support4Growth mentoring clinic, co-ordinated by lead partner Galway Chamber, in partnership with Sligo Chamber and the Enterprise Europe Network, and supported by the European Commission.
Galway and the west of Ireland is in line for a major employment boost in the construction sector with the announcement that the three and a half year N17/N18 Tuam to Gort motorway road project is to begin construction.
Only a Yes vote on May 31 will help deliver the “stability and certainty that businesses need” and be a “critical step in bringing about the right conditions” for economic growth in Ireland.
A sit-in held by Galway Airport staff seeking confirmation that redundancies will be paid entered into its third night last evening following news that crunch talks failed to yield a decision on the future of the facility.
The Galway Chamber of Commerce is calling on the public to do their Christmas shopping in Galway this year and thereby generate money for the local economy and protect local jobs.
July is ‘festival season’ in Galway with the local economy poised to receive a major economic boost from visitors to the Galway Film Fleadh, Galway Arts Festival and Galway Races. However it essential businesses create competitive and attractive prices for the public and take advantage of the new VAT rate if the annual high attendance to be sustained during the current recession.
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The Government’s job initiative may be a step in the right direction but far more clarity is needed on how its implementation will come about, according to the Galway Chamber of Commerce.
The arrival of an unrealistically high rates bill on the doorstep has the potential to crush a struggling business and put jobs at risk, says Galway Chamber of Commerce CEO Michael Coyle, who is calling for Galway’s local authorities to relieve the severe burden placed on businesses.
The commercial rates might not increase in 2011, but unless the rates are actually reduced, many Galway city businesses could be forced to close next year.