On July 17th 2015, the Carlow County Council in partnership with Carlow Town Team, published a report on retailing on Tullow Street & Dublin Street. The report outlined the importance of the retail sector in Carlow as an important part of the economic base of the County. The report was carried out by the Economic Executive in the Council to determine how many vacant properties there are in Carlow Town Centre through a property survey and what products and services are desired by consumers in Carlow Town Centre through a public retail survey.
County Carlow Chamber is part of the Town Team. Commenting on the Report Chamber President Derek Shannon said,“On behalf of County Carlow Chamber, I would like to welcome this timely Report on Tullow Street and Dublin Street. The Chamber is delighted to work in partnership with Carlow County Council and welcomes the four recommendations outlined in the Report.”
“The Chamber recognises the importance of a quality town centre offering and retailing, in addition to creating direct and indirect employment, plays a major role in attracting people into the centre of our towns. The past numbers of years have not been without significant changes and challenges for both retail and town centres and the production of evidence based report on property in these two prime locations along with key recommendations allows us to assess the current reality and act accordingly.”
“For County Carlow Chamber it is imperative that businesses, both new and existing, are supported and nurtured regardless of their location. The Chamber, as the representative voice for business in the County, is committed to building a strong town centre and recognises that a strong town centre acts as the focus for community life and economic activity of the town and its hinterland.”
To see the report please click here.