County ‘ag­gres­sively’ mar­keted for in­dus­try

June 2005

Bray People - - NEWS -

Wick­low is be­ing ‘ag­gres­sively mar­keted’ in or­der to at­tract new in­dus­try to the county, Taoiseach Ber­tie Ah­ern told the Wick­low Peo­ple in an exclusive in­ter­view this week.

He high­lighted pro­posed de­vel­op­ments in Ark­low and Bray which would gen­er­ate new jobs how­ever, Wick­low town re­mained a black spot with no men­tion of any ini­tia­tives to re­place the re­cent job losses in Veha.

He ac­knowl­edged that the ap­par­ent lack of job cre­ation ini­tia­tives was on of the ma­jor is­sues af­fect­ing the county.

Veha in Wick­low town and AO Smith in Bray had closed, Dell was mov­ing from Bray and Sher­ing Plough in Rath­drum had shed jobs and there was no sign of any new in­dus­try com­ing in, he com­mented.

‘ The re­cent losses have caused huge up­set for the area. But the govern­ment has been work­ing with En­ter­prise Ire­land and IDA to en­sure job op­por­tu­ni­ties con­tinue to grow in Wick­low,’ he said.

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