Laois County Council through its County Development Plan aims to protect existing industry and enterprises and encourage the development of new industry and enterprise in appropriate locations, by directing large-scale and labour intensive developments to either appropriately zoned industrial, business or enterprise areas such as the Togher National Enterprise Centre (encompassing Clonminam Business Park, the IDA Business and Technology Park and additional lands), Kea Lew Business Park, Portarlington & Portlaoise Enterprise Centres or to appropriately and serviced zoned lands.
The BSU is committed to working with entrepreneurs to help establish their businesses and create jobs in County Laois. Simply put, we are here to help. As part of this, there are a significant number of commercial, retail and industrial sites available, both greenfield and developed, where the BSU can support enterprise.
Portlaoise is the County Town and administrative centre for the County of Laois. It is centrally located in the heart of rural Ireland and serves as the intersection of a number of national Routes. The Urban Form of Portlaoise is dominated by a linear Main Street terminated on each end by a Square; the Market Square in the west and Lower Square in the east.
Portarlington is situated on the Laois/Offaly county boundary, 19km from Portlaoise and 27km from Tullamore, 11km from Junction 15 on the M7 motorway and 14km from 14, at Monasterevin. Portarlington is located on the Dublin-Cork rail line and is provided with regular train services to Dublin. The rail line also provides services to Tralee, Limerick, Ennis, Galway and Ballina/Westport.
Mountmellick is located in north Laois, 23km south-east of Tullamore, 11km north-west of the County Town of Portlaoise and 12km from junction 15 on the M7 motorway.
Graiguecullen is situated on the Laois/Carlow county boundary, 36km from Portlaoise, 38km from Kilkenny City and 7km from junction 5 on the M9 Motorway.
Abbeyleix is located in the south of county Laois, on the N77, 14km from the County Town of Portlaoise and 15km from Junction 3 on the M8 Motorway.
Mountrath is located on the N77, 13km from the County Town of Portlaoise and 8km from Junction 18 on the M7 Motorway. Mountrath has a compact form, with its shape largely influenced by the Mountrath River flowing northwest to southeast, and the local road network.
Stradbally is located on the N80 National Secondary Route, approximately 12km east of Portlaoise and 7km from Junction 16 on the M7 Motorway.
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