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Donegal Launch Set To Attract Investors

April 26, 2021/by AEC-Comms

Donegal Made For International Trade

April 7, 2021/by AEC-Comms

National Hubs Survey Launched

Today the Western Development Commission and the Department of…
February 22, 2021/by AEC-Comms

Pressing the Gaeltacht forward!

Fáisc Miotal Éirinn Teoranta – Trading as Irish Pressings…
February 2, 2021/by AEC-Comms

Atlantic Economic Corridor Welcomes AbbVie Video

The Atlantic Economic Corridor, the advocacy group for the Irish…
January 25, 2021/by AEC-Comms

AEC Hubs Project – Sligo Champion Article

The world of work has been changed in Sligo and across the west…
November 24, 2020/by AEC-Comms

Donegal Technology Lab to Showcase Marine Economy Innovations at the International Business2Sea 2020

Partners in the Interreg funded SAFER project, The WiSAR Lab,…
November 16, 2020/by AEC-Comms

Transact Campus Inc. creates 110 new roles in Limerick

Transact Campus Inc., the leading integrated payment and credential…
November 16, 2020/by AEC-Comms

Iconic Donegal Retailer Magee Still Tailor Made for Success

With #BuyDonegalWeekend just two days away and over 160 businesses…
November 6, 2020/by AEC-Comms

65 Hubs Receive Support To Reopen across the Atlantic Economic Corridor

65 hubs across the Atlantic Economic Corridor have received funding…
September 21, 2020/by AEC-Comms

Bath Fitter to create 42 jobs in Limerick

Bath Fitter, North America’s leading bathroom refurbishment…
August 11, 2020/by AEC-Comms

South Africa’s leading animation studio Triggerfish chooses Galway as home of its first international expansion

Triggerfish, the animation studio behind Netflix’s first original…
July 3, 2020/by AEC-Comms

A New University for the South-West Region

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and Institute of Technology…
July 3, 2020/by AEC-Comms

Six tech companies hiring across the Atlantic Economic Corridor right now.

If you’re in the market for a new job or simply interested…
July 2, 2020/by AEC-Comms

AEC Event; A Practical Guide To Reopen Your Hub

On the 30th June 2020 our AEC team alongside the AEC officer…
July 1, 2020/by AEC-Comms

Western Development Commission announces €300,000 to support enterprise hubs to reopen along the Atlantic Economic Corridor

The Western Development Commission has announced an investment…
June 22, 2020/by AEC-Comms

Coronavirus: The towns most economically at risk

Having been considered one of the fastest growing economies in…
June 5, 2020/by AEC-Comms


A recent survey by researchers from the Whitaker Institute at…
June 4, 2020/by AEC-Comms

Surf’s up for centre of excellence in Sligo as tender issued

The country’s first surfing centre of excellence could be up…
June 4, 2020/by AEC-Comms

Clare blacksmith forging ahead with protective screens

The Covid-19 health crisis has forced many small businesses to…
June 4, 2020/by AEC-Comms

University of Limerick works with hospital to create 100,000 face visors for COVID-19 fight

The Rapid Innovation Unit at UL, an SFI Confirm Centre funded…
June 4, 2020/by AEC-Comms

Leading retail technology innovation from Claremorris

There are not too many indigenous companies operating in the…
February 25, 2020/by AEC-Comms

Premium ride-on toy truck drives sales for Roscommon design engineer

As a child, Wayne Auchmuty couldn’t find what he was looking…
February 25, 2020/by AEC-Comms

Kerry offers chance to work hard, play harder

With a love for making sense of numbers, Emily Brick turned her…
February 25, 2020/by AEC-Comms

300 jobs to be created in €21m RDI hub in Killorglin

One of the country's longest-established financial services and…
February 24, 2020/by AEC-Comms

NUI Galway unveils extensive development programme

NUI Galway has launched a new strategy which places the 175 year…
February 20, 2020/by AEC-Comms

550 Enterprise spaces mapped across the AEC

AEC Officers in the 10 Local Authorities throughout the AEC,…
February 20, 2020/by AEC-Comms

AEC driving remote working, second sites and investment through hubs

When the Western Development Commission (WDC) decided to investigate…
February 18, 2020/by AEC-Comms

FAB Leitrim Gets Creative

Two projects underway in Leitrim are embracing technology to…
February 18, 2020/by AEC-Comms

United Nations AI for Good Conference Comes to Ireland

Trail blazers from the world of Artificial Intelligence alongside…
February 18, 2020/by AEC-Comms

Up to 100 new jobs at new Shannon hangar

IAC at Shannon Airport are preparing for the opening of Ireland’s…
February 18, 2020/by AEC-Comms

Allergan to create 63 new jobs at Westport facility

Botox-manufacturer Allegan has just opened its €160 million…
February 18, 2020/by AEC-Comms

Limerick launches ambitious international marketing programme

‘Limerick: Atlantic Edge, European Embrace’ will articulate…
February 18, 2020/by AEC-Comms

Next Steps

The AEC Officer Network (AECO) has established a new committee structure whereby one AEC Officer will hold the position of Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson for a 12-month period.
January 24, 2020/by AEC Admin

AEC Infrastructure Update

A key task for the AEC infrastructure strategy is to identify the factors that will shape the economic, social, political and environmental quality of our region. To achieve this, we need to identify critical relationships between overarching government plans, the current and future economy of the AEC and the environment.
January 24, 2020/by AEC Admin

Sligo Economic Forum

Sligo Economic Forum (SEF) was established in 2016 with a high-level strategic remit to support and boost the ability of Sligo’s economic partners to be the lead drivers in all matters of economic development for the county.
January 24, 2020/by AEC Admin

Boyle 2040

Roscommon County Council through its Town Centre Planning Unit worked extensively with the Boyle Town Team to develop a unique set of town centre rejuvenation plans (Boyle 2040) which were referenced in the Ireland 2040 National Development Planning Framework.
January 24, 2020/by AEC Admin

AEC Collector App

One of the core objectives of the AEC Enterprise Working Group is to develop a practical approach to the re-purposing and development of property solutions for businesses in the Corridor.
January 24, 2020/by AEC Admin


Collaboration with neighboring counties is nothing new for Leitrim County Council. In 2013, Leitrim and its partners established the Upper Shannon Erne Future Economy project (USEFE).
January 24, 2020/by AEC Admin

Invest In Kerry

With a base of 13 FDI companies employing 2,000 people, Kerry continues to be an attractive location in which to do business and develop enterprise.
January 24, 2020/by AEC Admin

Managed Design Solutions – An equilibrium of family and work

Pace of life and quality family time was an important factor for Julian Drapiewski and Jonathan Grimes when they decided to establish a digital design management consultancy firm in County Galway.
January 24, 2020/by AEC Admin

Nuns’ Island Masterplan

Galway City Council and NUI Galway are working together to prepare a masterplan for the Nuns’ Island area of Galway City.
January 24, 2020/by AEC Admin

Audit of Ennis

The Audit of Ennis has been completed with 92 properties identified.
January 24, 2020/by AEC Admin

Developing a key hub

Shannon is a key national and international centre of importance for employment, connectivity, international trade and foreign direct investment.
January 24, 2020/by AEC Admin

DigiWest Working Hubs in Mayo, Sligo, Roscommon and Donegal

The WDC will lead the Digiwest regional economic development project to develop digital working hubs in Stranorlar, Co Donegal, Tubbercurry, Co Sligo, Tulsk, Co Roscommon and Swinford, Co Mayo.
January 24, 2020/by AEC Admin

Enterprise Hubs Survey

An ongoing project, funded through the Dormant Accounts Fund, aimed at building a profile of enterprise hubs operating in the Atlantic Economic Corridor which has now identified 101 enterprise hubs.
January 24, 2020/by AEC Admin

277 Enterprise Spaces Mapped along the Atlantic Economic Corridor

AEC Officers in each of the 10 Local Authorities throughout the AEC, part funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development, have surveyed available enterprise spaces in a pilot town in each county.
January 24, 2020/by AEC Admin

We were just working to live in Dublin

This is the view of Darren O’Dwyer, who recently made the move to Limerick. Building a house in Adare with his fiancé Clare, Darren has seen his commute drop to just 20 minutes. A graduate of the University of Limerick a decade before, Darren joined WP Engine as Senior Talent Advisor EMEA last year.
December 14, 2018/by AEC Admin

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