Saturday, October 01, 2011

Meath Enterprise Board Awarded €140,000 extra funding

Deputy Regina Doherty, TD for Meath East, is delighted to announce that Meath Enterprise Board has been awarded €140,000 extra funding to directly fund job creation in Meathby the Minister for Small Businesses John Perry TD. This funding was awarded at the Small Business Advisory Forumas part of the €3.1million extra funding awarded to County Enterprise Boards around the country. This funding is in addition to the €15million already provided to CEB’s in 2011.
The additional €140,000 was awarded to Meath CEB in direct response to specific requests from the County Enterprise Board who feared that they would not have the funding to support all those entrepreneurs and businesses in Meath.
The additional funding is provided from savings elsewhere in the Minister for Small Business Department and it is estimated that with the new injection of funding 13 additional jobs will be created in the first instance with potential for more in the future.  
Deputy Doherty, speaking of Meath County Enterprise Board said “We are lucky in Meath with our County Enterprise Board. It provides vital and invaluable services to encourage start up and expanding business in Meath. The staff on the County Enterprise Board are excellent and try in every way to encourage & support the start-up spirit that exists in many individuals in the county.”
“Meath County Enterprise board is a dynamic, vibrant and forward thinking organisation that makes the most of every opportunity to provide employment. We only have to look at that recent website TaraDays.com which was established byMeath CEB to encourage tourists through networking opportunities and online shopping service to support local businesses during the period of the Soliem Cup Tournament in Killeen Castle.”
“Businesses in this county would be lost without the supports offered by Meath County Enterprise Board and this additional funding will enable them to assist more business in Meath and allow us as a county to do our bit to create employment.”

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