Irish-Owned Industry needs considerable development…….. Scale Over 90% of companies employ less than 250 Productivity e.g. Irish-owned lower than UK in most sectors Export Propensity Research & Development HR Development e.g. 1.7 OTJ training days v 5 best practice
Developing locally-controlled businesses Is important to achieve balanced and complementary industrial development Is achieved by a combination of improved environment focused services/targeted finance Needs to focus on encouraging companies up the value added path building up scale and improving productivity Needs to result in higher incomes and better jobs.
Mission Statement Enterprise Ireland … accelerating Ireland’s national and regional development by working with Irish companies to develop and compete, so that they can grow in world markets
“The client base of Enterprise Ireland will be comprised of companies which are Irish based and whose growth and development can be enhanced through working with Enterprise Ireland” DET&E Policy Statement Irish-owned employing 10+ 3,100 Irish-owned emerging start-ups 300 Natural Resources 100 TOTAL EI CLIENTS 3,500
Enterprise Ireland Range of services Company development Marketing Technology HRD Regional and sectoral development College R+D Resources 23 overseas offices 8 regional offices Staff 900+ Budget 2001 Euro 290m.