As part of its ongoing commitment to drive further economic development and increase employment opportunities in the Garden County, Wicklow County Council outlined its latest plans at the 2019 Breakfast Briefing ‘Making Wicklow Great for Business’.

Key business stakeholders suggested ways on how Wicklow County Council may drive economic activity in the county and increase job opportunities, through collaboration and engagement with the business community and state agencies, at this year’s event in the Druid’s Glen Hotel & Golf Resort.

Wicklow County Council’s Chief Executive, Frank Curran, detailed the council’s economic update and future strategic plans, and also highlighted the strategic infrastructure projects underway or in the pipeline for 2019. These included upgrading of the N11/M1, Arklow Sewerage Scheme, Bray Public Transport Bridge, Arklow Historic Quarter and Fitzwilliam Square, and the new public library in Wicklow Town.

“County Wicklow’s strategic location, with easy access to Dublin Airport, Dublin, Wicklow and Rosslare Ports, its skilled workforce and transport links places the county in a strong position to attract industry and enterprise opportunities,” he added.

The briefing heard from Dr Barry McCleary, CEO of Megazyme, who described the company’s development, its successes and challenges since relocating to the Southern Cross Business Park, Bray in 1996 from Sydney, Australia. He also talked about the range of products developed by Megazyme.

The briefing concluded with some final thoughts and commitments by Wicklow County Council’s Chief Executive, following a lively Q&A session with all participants.

Frank Curran “Wicklow has a highly skilled and educated workforce which is a valuable resource for a potential business looking to locate in the county,” Frank Curran, Wicklow County Council’s Chief Executive told the 2019 Breakfast Briefing.