New information studies developed to help attract investment into Longford and Athlone

It’s hoped a focus on two of the largest towns in the Shannonside region will help appeal more foreign firms locate in the region.

The Midlands Regional Enterprise Plan has recently published in-depth studies for Longford town and Athlone, highlighting the benefits and attractiveness for firms looking to locate outside of Dublin.

The ‘suites’ reveal the many benefits of locating in the Shannonside region as well as highlighting the good transport connection and skilled workforce available to companies.

Other towns profiled in an attempt to show what the region has to offer for firms looking to establish a base, or expand away from large cities include Mullingar, Portlaoise and Tullamore,

Work on a new plan is to begin later this year and Sarah Morgan, from the MREP office, says the current pandemic will feature strongly in its focus on the future