Dublin City Council supports the creation of over 270 jobs in 30 months

In the latest results published to the Economic Development & Enterprise Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) of Dublin City Council, the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Dublin City announced that its clients have received funding for the creation of over 270 jobs since the LEO was established in 2014.

This is in line with the goals of the Dublin Action Plan for Jobs, which places an emphasis on delivering a step change in enterprise performance – ultimately to deliver jobs, growth and higher standards of living for all.

LEO Dublin City approved over €2.5m in grant aid during this period, with the funds delivered through a range of direct financial supports. The LEO also provides a range of soft supports including mentoring, training and networking.

The first half of 2016 has seen LEO Dublin City approve funding of €600,000 for the creation of 73 jobs, reflecting the increased economic activity and entrepreneurial drive within the start-up community of Dublin City.

Commenting on the results, Cllr Paul McAuliffe, Chair of the Economic Development and Enterprise SPC said, “It is fantastic to see the City Council directly support start-up businesses in the City with practical measures and mentoring support. These people are the backbone of our economic growth and we need to support them and celebrate their achievements.”

Brendan Kenny, Acting Chief Executive Dublin City Council welcomed the announcement today. He said “The Action Plan for Jobs has identified job creation as a top priority for Dublin City Council. Through the Local Enterprise Office Dublin City, we have been able to nurture the entrepreneurial spirit within the capital city and approved funding for the creation of over 270 jobs.”


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Notes to The Editor:

Examples of some of the successful stories include:

Recipients of Feasibility Grant:      Ben & Anvil www.benandanvil.com,
(Prototyping & Research)              Meebler Ltd www.meebler.com

Recipients of Priming Grant:        Boost Bites www.boostbites.com,
(Start-ups trading >18mths)         Dublin Cookie Company www.thedublincookieco.com

Recipients of Expansion:              Parkme/Parking Motel www.parkingmotel.com
(Trading <18mths)                       European Elite Soccer www.eesacademyire.com

Recipients of Export Assistance: Alan Ardiff www.alanardiff.com,
(International trade shows)          Zoe Wong www.zoecarol.com

Recipients of TOV:                      Streamline Luggage www.steamlineluggage.com,
(e-Commerce)                            LEX Software www.legalgeneral.ie