Meeting to be held later this month to address challenges facing rural businesses in Carlow

'We are already hearing from some of our members on the challenges they are facing'

Darren Hassett

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Darren Hassett

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First of these meetings is for owners and operators of businesses in south Carlow

Rural Business in Carlow contribute in many ways to the communities in which they operate and the challenges they face are ever changing and indeed growing.  

In many ways the issues and challenges of rural businesses are increasing at a higher rate than for business located in urban areas where there is greater access to services, resources and talent pools.

Across the county, there is a range of rural businesses operating in sectors including engineering, licensed trade, retail, services and tourism to mention but a few.  

County Carlow Chamber represents business across the county and are hosting a series of meetings to speak with owners and operators of rural businesses to discuss the challenges, costs and supports necessary to ensure their continued growth.

The first of these meetings is for owners and operators of businesses in south Carlow has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 16 at 7.30pm in Clashganny House Restaurant, with further dates and details to follow for future meetings in other parts of Carlow.

Brian O'Farrell, CEO of County Carlow Chamber, said: "We are already hearing from some of our members on the challenges they are facing, and the purpose of these meetings is to meet with more businesses and listen to them on the challenges they are facing and what supports are looking for.  

"Working together we can work to address these challenges and look to engage or develop the necessary supports to assist in growing our rural enterprises."

With any queries in advance of the meeting, please do not hesitate to contact County Carlow Chamber on 059 91 32337 or alternatively ceo@carlowchamber.com