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Find out more about the Western Development Commission
Set up to promote both social and economic development in the Western Region of Ireland, the WDC is a statutory body with a specific focus on counties Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Mayo, Roscommon, Galway and Clare. It does this in a number of ways, operating at both national policy and local level.
By working closely with national government, we’ll ensure that government policy is directed at improving the social and economic situation in the region. We do this by developing projects in tourism, creative industries, marine, renewable energy, technology and organic agri-food, and many more sectors.
In terms of financial assistance, we operate the €32 million Western Investment Fund (WIF) to provide loans and equity to business and local communities in the West. Our focus remains on collaborating with regional, national and international partners to enable job and enterprise growth in the Western Region.
Numerous successful projects
To date, we have launched many successful project initiatives focussing on specific goals and objectives. RASLRES and Biopad were launched in recent years to harness the collective movement towards the use and application of Bioenergy.
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WDC works in four key areas
- Research and Analysis
- Rural Economy
- WDC Investment Fund
- Regional Promotion – LookWest.ie
To find out more, please visit www.wdc.ie