New website hopes to attract investors to Waterford
A new website has been launched in an attempt to attract businesses to Waterford and the South East .
Developed as a marketing tool, www.irelandsoutheast.com hopes to showcase the area to investors and professionals as a great place to live, work and invest.
“I think there is strong familiarity about the South East as an affordable and great place to live,” said Alan Quirke, Director of the Ireland South East Development Office (ISEDO) which created the site.
“What is less well known are the opportunities and benefits for businesses and professionals in a region with almost 600,000 people and where the key urban centres are all within close proximity of each other.”
The site profiles many of the great companies located in the South East such as Innovate, Eirgen Pharma, Cartoon Saloon and Alltech, and gives practical information on the region.
According to ISEDO, the site “takes an innovative, story based approach in showing the benefits of the region through the people and businesses who are finding success here.”
One of the featured stories is that of Seamus Kilgannon, founder of Schivo and owner of the WorkLAB office space in Waterford.
“Ireland South East is the sixth fastest growing region in the EU and the most affordable city region in Ireland,” he says.
“Globally renowned brands based here are offering really exciting and challenging careers, and all of this takes places in a beautifully scenic region with great communities.
“People can be employed by global companies and be cycling a Greenway ten minutes after they finish work.”