Business profile page – you have full control and content – optimised
Interactive Map – visibility of events, gigs, conferences in Ireland, attracting visitors
Launch of Campaign targeting Olympics 2012 to attract attendees to stay in the SE (Faster, Cheaper, Better). Promote Ireland, attract US attendees to stay here
Ireland should be the Silicon Valley of Europe, we have the gateway, and the infrastructure, but we need collaborative thinking. ‘The rollout of fiber broadband is instrumental, and then advertise that fact internationally, Nama would disappear’.
Creative energy is being soaked up dealing with negative issues like cash flow and cost cutting. “survey indicated that we need a focused and coordinated communications strategy, a vital ingredient to harnessing the region’s huge potential.”
There is a need for an open event discussing real business issues, and to change the way we have been doing things so that we move with the times. These issues will be discussed at the Business Summit.
The Dublin Web Summit which is an over whelming success attracting multinational players from all corners of the globe, is an example of how to do things right. Business’s need to harness change.
Foreign companies that decide to locate in the Regions can benefit from 60% employment funding.
The South East is the Gateway from the US to mainland Europe as the Fiber (broadband highway) runs along the South East Coast. This means that US organisations can base themselves in the South East at a fraction of the cost. Regional Airport and excellent road infrastructre.
The report suggests an urgent need for businesses owners and support organisations to focus clearly and quickly on developing a strong and powerful business alliance to attract new business from further afield into our communities,