Tenders sought for strategy to drive Offaly's economic future

Offaly County Council has invited tenders for the Development of an Offaly Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan 2022-2027

The Offaly Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan, 2022-2027 seeks to frame an overarching strategy and a roadmap to build an inclusive economy of the future for Offaly.

The council said: "It is a time of great change. The COVID-19 pandemic, accelerated decarbonisation, climate change and Brexit have brought a responsibility to re-evaluate and reset the way we shape our economic recovery, build resilience and advance a more diversified, vibrant and sustainable economy in Co. Offaly with a connected and engaged local business base and focused regional leadership.

"Ultimately, the success of our Strategy and Action Plan hinges on the activities, investments, and programmes we deliver that drive economic recovery. By focusing on high potential strengths and opportunities, we create the foundation for a strong, adaptive, sustainable, and thriving future for our county."

The stimulation of economic activity is a cross departmental work in Offaly County Council, covering the key areas of Enterprise and Business (Local Economic Development Services and Local Enterprise Office), Community and Culture, Arts and Culture, Planning, Environment and Tourism.