Kildare 2025 Economic Development Strategy
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
- 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.