Castlebar Chamber to host the economy of Mayo seminar

In 2015 Chambers of Commerce and a group of Action Oriented Partners from nine western counties (Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Mayo, Galway, Clare, Limerick, Kerry ) signed up to a charter to develop the Atlantic Economic Corridor (AEC ).

The AEC Business Forum is sponsoring a study of the economy of the Atlantic Economic Corridor in partnership with local authorities, state agencies, and business/community groups in the corridor.

The first part of the study focused on the economy of Mayo and is now complete. This report presents a factual, data driven assessment of the evolution and current state of the economy of Mayo in the context of the AEC region.

Based on such information, the report highlights areas for future focus so that the county can grow and develop economically and socially. Strategies to build on the county's strengths, address weaknesses, and capitalise on opportunities and overcome threats, are outlined.

Many business owners and Leaders from across Mayo contributed to the study and there are a number of interesting case studies presented in the report.

Castlebar Chamber will host a seminar so that members and other community stakeholders can hear more detail about the findings of the report and actively engage in a debate on plans and initiatives to continue the strong economic and social development of Mayo and the AEC for future generations.

The guest speaker for the seminar is Professor John Bradley, the author of the report. Bradley is an economist and former Research Professor at the ESRI who works as an international research consultant in economic development.

The seminar will take place on Monday, June 10 from 7pm to 9pm at the Linenhall Arts Centre, Linenhall Street, Castlebar. The seminar will hear from other guest speakers about developments on the Atlantic Economic Corridor and about Mentor Mayo. RSVP to [email protected] by 12 noon on Friday, June 7.

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