Business & Enterprise
Sligo Chamber is the largest business membership organisation in the North West of Ireland, representing over 300 businesses and organisations in Sligo City and County. The aim of the Chamber is to promote the long term economic development of the County and to create, maintain and develop an environment and infrastructure in County Sligo which is conducive to the development of local business, industry and commerce. Sligo Chamber provides a range of effective and efficient services to enable the business community to grow, develop and gain competitive advantage, and to attract new industry, commerce and investment to the County.
Local Enterprise Office
Local Enterprise Office Sligo is part of the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) network that was created within Local Authorities when the 35 County & City Enterprise Boards were dissolved. Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) are committed to delivering an enhanced and more integrated support service for micro and small business in Ireland. The Local Enterprise Office is for people interested in starting up a new business or already in business including entrepreneurs, early stage promoters, start-ups and small business looking to expand. We can provide advice, information, training, mentoring and financial supports to you in starting up or growing your business.
Enterprise Ireland’s mission is to accelerate the development of world-class Irish companies to achieve strong positions in global markets, resulting in increased national and regional prosperity. Our strategy is driven by the overarching principle that growth in global markets through the internationalisation of Irish companies is the key to wealth and employment creation in Ireland. Our priorities include driving innovation, stimulating the emergency and development of companies of scale, consolidating existing growth in key sectors and markets, capitalising on emerging opportunities and helping to realise sustained and balanced regional growth’.
The Innovation Centre
The Innovation Centre is a hub for regional development in the North West. We use the expertise in IT Sligo to create a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship that in turn is easily accessible. We provide the facilities and a stimulating supportive environment to nurture entrepreneurs. We have established ourselves as a leader in regional development for local business and industry.
IDA Ireland is Ireland’s inward investment promotion agency responsible for the attraction and development of overseas investment in Ireland. The IDA helps companies from across the globe to excel in their sector and reach their target markets efficiently and effectively. Almost 1,000 companies – including some of the world’s best known brands have chosen Ireland as the hub of their European networks.’
Western Development Commission (WDC)
Western Development Commission (WDC) The Western Development Commission has developed the LookWest.ie initiative to promote the benefits of living, working and doing business in Ireland’s Western Region. It features video case studies of people who have relocated or set up businesses in Sligo and utilises all the latest social networking tools to engage with a global audience. The Case Study section encourages people to share their experience of relocating to or establishing a business in Sligo and the West. Other innovative aspects of the website include a Skills Register and a Regional Company Directory.
Sligo Business Network
Sligo Business Network provides opportunities for its members, located in County Sligo and the Sligo diaspora. The network is a membership based organisation of firms, entrepreneurs, and business professionals, networking together to improve competitiveness and professionalism in the market place. The organisation facilitates networking with regular meetings, events, online communication and forums. Sligo Business Network aims to promote Sligo, Ireland as a place for business success and the Sligo business community.