Technology park upgrade has potential to attract industry to Tipp

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The upgrading of the Tipperary Technology Park may, in the future serve to attract industry to Tipperary town.

That sentiment was expressed by Jobs4Tipp’s Seamus Clarke this morning and was echoed by his colleague Morgan Mooney and Tipperary County Council’s Director of Services for Economic Development and Enterprise Pat Slattery, as they commented on the funding announcement for the technology park yesterday.

€500,000 in funding will be made available through the Regional Enterprise Development Fund to upgrade the premises in a manner that would allow small and starter businesses to digitally link-up and work with larger industry in the region through what will be known as the Tipperary Innovation Engine. It will also enable more people to avail of the remote working options at the centre.

Tipperary County Council will provide an additional €127,000 to assist in the delivery of the project.

Speaking this morning, Seamus Clarke said this development is a milestone in the effort to give Tipperary town connectivity to large regional industries that would make it more attractive to potential investors.

Pat Slattery agreed and said that over the years to come, Tipperary County Council, alongside the Tipperary Town Task Force, will be looking at making available the types of land and buildings that would be suitable for modern-day employment needs.