Friday, 20th October marked the official opening of the Business Support Unit in Laois County Council. The Business Support Unit incorporates the Local Enterprise Office and the Economic Development Team of Laois County Council and is  located on the Ground Floor of County Hall and will form a central point of contact for existing and prospective businesses.

The Unit was officially opened by Minister for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD.  The opening was also attended by An Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council, Padraig Fleming,  Minister of State for Trade Employment Business E.U  Digital Single Market & Data Protection,  Pat Breen T.D.  and Dr. Michael Brougham, Regional Director, Enterprise Ireland.

As part of the proceedings, Chief Executive of Laois County Council, John Mulholland, officially launched Laois County Council’s new Marketing Strategy. The marketing strategy,  comprising a new Connect 2 Laois Website and ebrochure,    highlights the strengths of Laois and indeed the economic advantages of establishing and running a business in Laois relative to other major urban areas.