Launch of Belfast Dublin economic corridor

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Dundalk, Newry and Drogheda Chambers welcome the Initiative Dublin Belfast Economic Corridor. We are the region in the center of that corridor, the fillet, and have long worked together promoting the region as a whole. We made submissions to the Oireachtas All Island Report 2015; The National Development Plan 2018 and in February 2019 launched the M1 corridor website.

                                                              www.m1corridor.ie

The region has 2,300,000 living within an hour’s drive with many having third level plus and other skilled  qualifications ; excellent broadband; three international airports, 7 universities/third level and two deep water ports. We are an investment ready region capable of supporting green field Foreign Direct Investment projects; second locations or companies that require a presence in one or both locations post Brexit. We offer second locations from 200 plus to a small hub of 5 to 10 working in small units.

The three chambers have a long and successful record of assisting both established and potential businesses in establishing or enhancing their position in the area.

We offer ready access to both Dublin and Belfast and still offer a high quality of life with mountains; sea and countryside to explore.

The tourism offering from the UNESCO world site at Newgrange to the mountains of Mourne sweeping down to the sea into Carlingford Lough is a relatively underdeveloped product.

Over the years the Chambers have run 5 annual conferences on Brexit; collaboration on Skillsnet and other training and for may years a tourism conference in April focussing on supporting our tourism providers.

We look forward to working with the shared island project which we have already started to engage with Chambers Ireland and the Department of An Taoiseach.

Paddy Malone Dundalk Chamber paddy@malone.ie   00353-86-8244098

Robert Drogheda Chamber Robert.Murray@firstcitizen.ie    00353-87-7985140

Colm Shannon Newry Chamber  colm@newrychamber.com  0044 7796270446

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