The Atlantic Economic Corridor (AEC) will drive significant regional development, complementing and balancing Ireland’s thriving East Coast.
The AEC is the term applied to a non-administrative or “linear” region along the Western seaboard, stretching from Kerry to Donegal. The aim is to build and increase collaboration within the AEC that maximises its assets, attracts investment and creates jobs and prosperity in the region.
The Department of Rural and Community Development is the department that is helping to progress the project and develop a clearly articulated road-map for delivery of the AEC objectives.
Collaboration is vital which is why the department is working closely with:
- The Business Community
- Government Departments
- Regional Assemblies
- County and City Management Associations
- Public bodies and community interests
- Chambers of Commerce
The AEC task-force is chaired by Minister of State Seán Canney.
Officers are based in each of the ten AEC local authorities. The officers are the main point of contact for the AEC project in their respective counties and their details are found below.
Loretta Mc Nicholas
The AEC Officers and sub-committees are supported in their work by Pauline Leonard firstname.lastname@example.org of the Western Development Commission.