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Supporting Business in County Kildare

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Kildare 2025 Economic Development Strategy

smaller variant of KEDP 2

The Kildare 2025 Economic Development strategy is the culmination of a lengthy consultation process with key stakeholders as part of the Kildare Economic Forum. It outlines a roadmap for attracting new investment, sustaining existing industry and enterprises and ensuring long-term and sustainable growth for Kildare.

It identifies eight key areas of focus, which will contribute to the future economic success of Kildare.  These are:


  • Indigenous Industry/SMEs
  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
  • Knowledge Economy
  • Equine Industry
  • Agri Food Sector
  • Sustainable Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure
  • Retail
  • Climate Action & Green Economy

Investment in place, investment in people and strengthening bidding capacity for funds will also play a key role in supporting and developing each of these focus areas.

The current and future challenges and opportunities facing Kildare are reflected in the strategy, from the provision of high-speed broadband and remote working hubs to support remote working, developing Kildare as a leading entrepreneurial region in Europe by developing a highly conducive environment for entrepreneurship and innovative start-ups, to identifying new opportunities by investing in green economy initiatives as a source of competitive advantage.