Mayor Virginia O’Dowd is urging local business people and those interested in business to a talk she has organised in Nenagh Arts Centre with UL economist Dr Stephen Kinsella on Wednesday, October 19.
“I believe that one of the major ways of getting ourselves out of the present economic crisis is to use our local businesses to provide growth in the local economy,” she said. “Local spend is very important to creating and maintaining local jobs.”
She said that the reason she had invited Dr Kinsella to speak was to use his knowledge to look at Nenagh and to see how we can stimulate the local economy.
“One of the things that concerns me is the number of vacant premises in the town centre. We need to look at what retail and trade shops we have and what we haven’t to see if we can find new opportunities for people to set up business here. What is needed is businesses to offer what we don’t have in Nenagh and not those who will go into competition with what we already have,” she said.
Mayor O’Dowd said that she will be “personally asking” every business in the town to come along to the meeting in the arts centre and the outcome she is hoping for is that people will start thinking of new ways of doing business.
“This evening will provide a listening forum as well as an interactive one to get the best out of those attending,” said Mayor O’Dowd
The talk in Nenagh Arts Centre starts at 8pm and admission is free.