Jobs, Enterprise & Technology

The proponents of LOVEDROGHEDA believe that the future prosperity and well being of Drogheda City is very much dependent on the ability of its people to work together. Many of the projects we are proposing are dependent on groups of people in Drogheda coming together and collaborating.

It is a proven fact that towns and cities that collaborate, are economically and socially vibrant, attract inward investment and funding, are progressive and places that people want to make home.

 

Many of the projects proposed will involve the BID company and rate payers working together with many organisations in Drogheda and collaborating to make the projects happen. This means conducting business in a positive, respectful and constructive manner.

Project Action Collaboration Partners Proposed Timescale
Footfall counters Locate footfall counters in key retail / visitor locations. Measure number of shoppers / visitors Drogheda Chamber of Commerce 1 yr - 18 mths
Business Metrics How many rateable businesses? What type of business? what businesses do we want to attract and develop? How many new businesses opened? What businesses are closing? Future growth development Drogheda Chamber of Commerce
Louth LEO
The Mill – Drogheda Enterprise Centre
1 yr – 18 mths
Drogheda Enterprise Development Plan - DEDP To assist in the development of DEDP in accordance with strategic objective 1 of the North East Regional Development Plan to 2020. To critically assess land, capital and labour requirements for Entrepreneurs in Drogheda – assess the gaps and put measures in place to fill them. Drogheda Chamber of Commerce
The Mill – Drogheda Enterprise Centre
Louth LEO
Enterprise Ireland
IDA
Louth County Council
5 years
Drogheda’s Migrating Workforce – 6,000 each day How do we get people travelling to work in Dublin every day to work in Drogheda? How many migrant workers in Drogheda. What areas do the work in? What resources do they need if they were to consider working in Drogheda? How can we get their companies to relocate to Drogheda? Drogheda Chamber of Commerce
The Mill – Drogheda Enterprise Centre
Louth LEO
IDA Ireland
5 years
Migrant Entrepreneurs Make Drogheda a welcoming place for migrant entrepreneurs from all over the world, who come set up business and create jobs. Connecting with migrant enterprises. Availability of interpreters. The Mill – Drogheda Enterprise Centre
Enterprise Ireland
IDA
LEO
5 Years
Pursuit of Higher Education development in Drogheda Assist in making Drogheda a University or I.T town. Development of university links and third level skills development – national and international. Dept of Education >5 Years
Drogheda's Night Life - Purple Flag, events and tourism initiatives
Viaduct bridge - bringing rail transport to Drogheda for over 160 years
Laurence's Gate - tourist attraction & centrepiece of future events and festivals