Strokestown based businessman, Emmett Corcoran, has this week voiced his support of the county council initiated “Town Revitalization” campaign. Corcoran said that the incentives for new businesses which County Manager Tommy Ryan outlined at a public meeting in Strokestown on Friday evening were some of the most progressive that he had heard to date, stating “I certainly hope that the plans outlined will be brought to fruition.”
Emmett, who along with other business people in the region, is organising a jobs and innovation summit says that as his plans gather momentum he would welcome all town teams to join in the efforts to develop the summit, which would be the first of it’s kind in the region.
“Towns through-out Roscommon have a real opportunity to come together as communities and drive forward the economic and social development of their towns through collective efforts,” said Corcoran. “This bottom up approach is exactly the kind of thinking that needs to be adopted by government when deciding on the needs of communities in rural Ireland.”
At the town team meeting, which was attended by 24 people at The Percy French Hotel, Corcoran echoed points raised by the county council that we need to start planning now for the future, stating that “If we hope to bring back the young people who have left Roscommon in recent years and restore vibrancy to our rural towns and villages, we must have something here for them to come back to. That means jobs, amenities and services.”
Corcoran concluded by thanking the council for adding Strokestown to the pilot program which is being ran in the county’s 6 largest towns which include; Monksland, Roscommon Town, Castlerea, Boyle, Ballaghaderreen & Strokestown.
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