The Mid-West Area Strategic Plan (MWASP) has been developed to contribute to the policy framework which will guide the physical and spatial development of the region to 2030. Stakeholders in the Mid-West Region in 2013 continue to tackle the economic challenges which have had a significant impact in terms of increased unemployment, incomplete infrastructure and a weak central core in Limerick City.
The Local Authorities of Clare and Tipperary County Councils and Limerick City and County Council together with our partners in Shannon Group, University of Limerick, Limerick Institute of Technology, Shannon Foynes Port Company and the Mid West Action Plan for Jobs, working in collaboration make this joint submission to the National Planning Framework (NPF).
Limerick City & County Council has agreed to allocate funding in 2017 to support small and medium businesses operating in Limerick City and County. For full details of the Small and Medium Enterprise Support Scheme please see here.
The Tourism Sector Support Scheme will pay a financial support to occupiers of commercial properties, directly linked to the tourism and hospitality Sector. The property types that qualify for the scheme include Hotels, Licensed Houses, Restaurants / Cafes and Hostels. For full details of the Tourism Sector Support Scheme please see here.
The Business & Retail Incentive Scheme provides financial incentives to encourage new businesses to open in designated areas of Limerick City, Abbeyfeale, Kilmallock, Newcastle West and Rathkeale. Occupiers of vacant properties are offered incentives for higher order retail, office and business uses.
Limerick is the capital of the Mid-West region and the third largest city in Ireland. With a population of over 100,000 people living in the greater urban area, Limerick is a growing commercial, financial and cultural hub with a well-educated workforce who enjoy an unparalleled high quality of life.
This Action Plan for Jobs for the Mid West region, covering the counties of Clare, Limerick and North Tipperary, aims to build on the strengths of the region, to support businesses to start up, grow and generate exports.