Economic & Employment
Economic development provides the backbone for progress and sustainability in any town and is best achieved through a collaborative approach between the business communities, educational institutes and national agencies, with Mayo County Council facilitating, enabling and promoting economic growth. Ballina is an important service centre for North Mayo and hosts a range of industrial/enterprise businesses and has a strong focus on commerce and the manufacturing industry. A key focus of the new Local Area Plan will be to ensure that the conditions for the creation of enterprise and innovation are embraced and developed and to encourage and facilitate a diversity of employment opportunities, promote inward investment and commerce.
Questions to Consider:
Q. What, in your opinion, are the economic strengths and competitive advantages of Ballina?
Q. What can Ballina do to attract further investment and foster local economic development and entrepreneurship?
Q. Is there sufficiently zoned industrial/economic/ business land in the current zoning plans and how can the Local Area Plan promote economic development within Ballina?