New figures show small local businesses are crucial to economy

New figures from Enterprise Ireland shows that the numbers of people employed in small and medium sized companies have grown by almost 4,000 in the Dublin area during 2015. This demonstrates the crucial role small businesses play in the local economic recovery.

Independent Senator and Dublin South West election candidate, Katherine Zappone said that every support possible must be given to people in our communities with good business ideas and to firms already delivering jobs in Dublin South West.


She also highlighted that two out of every three jobs in local communities are provided by small businesses.

Senator Zappone said: 

“The latest figures from state agency Enterprise Ireland show that right across our local areas small businesses are making a real difference by generating local jobs, local wages and local economic activity.

“Many of the business people I meet are emerging from turbulent years of sleepless nights during which they were forced to make difficult and painful decisions in order to ensure their very survival.”

Senator Zappone called on Enterprise Ireland to use its recent successes to review its entire range of supports to businesses and see what more can be done to rebuild the economy.

She said: 

“I would like to see Enterprise Ireland run information workshops in Dublin South West to outline existing services it offers to existing businesses which want to grow or to those who want to use their skills to start up. The workshops will also be an opportunity for business people to outline their most pressing needs.

“In the meantime I would encourage every local business person to contact the local enterprise office or visit Enterprise Ireland’s website here for more information.”