Offaly County Council - Lets do business

By: Offaly County Council  05/12/2011

Offaly is situated in the Midlands of Ireland and shares boundaries with counties Westmeath, Meath, Kildare, Laois, Tipperary, Galway and Roscommon. Offaly is a prime business location and is just under 60 minutes from Dublin by train or by car.

With the new motorway now extended Offaly is perfectly located in the centre of the country linking East and West by 60 mins. Under the flollowing links let us illustrate why Offaly is the ideal location to do business.

The County is also linked with other main cities throughout Ireland through excellent road and rail linkages. Offaly's County Town Tullamore is one of the three towns in the Midlands Gateway Region. This region is designated for growth as part of the Irish Government National Spatial Strategy. With a population of 485,000 people living in the broad catchment area, access to a large and diverse market and work force is assured by locating in Offaly.

A variety of State and Local Development Agencies are actively committed to helping companies set up, locate and grow in Offaly. These include IDA, Enterprise Ireland, Offaly County Enterprise Board, Offaly Local Authorities and Shannon Development. A number of high profile companies already reside and prosper in Offaly including Sennheiser, Zannini and Isotron.

Offaly also boasts an array of indigenous companies that have set up and successfully export high quality services and products. The SME sector is also thriving in Offaly with a high quality transport network and ease of distribution and access to markets. This business environment is fostered through a close working relationship with business through the Local Chambers of Commerce.

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