Laois has experienced rapid population growth over the past 25 years and combined with its strategic location within 70 km from the Dublin Metropolitan area, it offers access to a highly-skilled labour force. Only 40 km from Portlaoise, Carlow IT is the fourth largest Institute of Technology in the country with over 7,000 learners. Laois County Council has a strong relationship with the Institute and is collaborating with them on a number of projects. IT Carlow is committed to promoting start up businesses and working closely with the industrial and commercial sectors nationally and internationally, and is continually developing collaborations with existing businesses.
Laois is ideally situated, with Ireland’s most prestigious and innovative universities on its doorstep.