The Local Enterprise Office South Dublin supported creating 259 jobs in 2022, up from 242 in 2021. The net jobs created by LEO South Dublin supported clients in 2022 was 102, which takes into account companies that amalgamated, ceased trading and those that transferred on to Enterprise Ireland.
LEO South Dublin financially supported 279 small businesses in their portfolio across the county, companies which in turn employ 1,401 people.
“On the back of some of the most difficult years for small businesses, we are still seeing growth across the country. During the pandemic we saw how essential the LEOs were to small businesses and they will be essential as we navigate the ongoing cost of living and energy crises,” said Simon Coveney, T.D., Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment.
Speaking on the results, Chief Executive of South Dublin County Council Danny McLoughlin, said:“Firstly, I’d like to congratulate LEO South Dublin on the results which show the continued growth in jobs through the Local Enterprise Office here in South Dublin for the ninth year in a row.
“This is a really exciting year ahead for local small and medium-sized enterprises entrepreneurs, as we plan to deliver the Innovation Centre here in Tallaght, which will be a key location to support the expansion of our innovative micro-enterprises base in the county and accelerate their growth and create new job opportunities locally.”
Local Enterprise Offices nationwide are now supporting 37,863 jobs across 7,221 companies.
For more information on the Local Enterprise Offices go to www.LocalEnterprise.ie