Seventy six per cent of local businesses surveyed for the Clonmel Chamber Quarterly Economic Survey said that they had experienced an increase in sales or had seen them remain constant.
The positive finding is one of many in the latest set of survey results published by the Chamber. The survey also showed an increased confidence in the national economy compared with previous results from the first quarter of the year.
Speaking at the announcement of the results Clonmel Chamber president Valerie O’Reilly said that the figures demonstrated the strength of Clonmel as the leading business location in the south east of Ireland.
“Our survey solicited responses from manufacturing, hospitality, tourism, retail and many other sectors and it shows that the town is continuing to be resilient in the current economic climate,” she said.
“The issue of jobs is particularly topical and our survey showed that over ninety per cent of respondents had maintained their workforce at current levels or had increased it. That is another positive to be taken from the survey findings,” she said.
The third quarterly survey is now open for respondents. Over one hundred and fifty local companies completed the most recent survey. The survey can be completed at ClonmelChamber.com