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Dublin Regional Enterprise Plan

The Dublin Regional Enterprise Plan to 2024 includes projects and initiatives across the four Dublin local authorities, Dublin City Council, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown, Fingal and South Dublin.

Stakeholder consultation sessions attracted attendees from across industry, public sector and higher education sectors from within the region. The sessions highlighted the high-level of collaboration and ambition that exists within the region, with a strong sense of optimism to strengthen resilience amongst Dublin’s SMEs to engage economic activity to bring vibrant growth and development over the next three years. 

The Dublin Regional Enterprise Plan is unique, playing a pivotal role in Ireland’s economic growth, while promoting adaptive place-making both domestically and internationally.  It focuses on delivering low-carbon transition; digital transformation, inclusivity to marginalised and disadvantaged communities by cultivating skills and talent to all. These actions aim to leverage future economic need and growth which is aligned to government priorities and policy. 

The six strategic objectives

1. Strengthen resilience and the potential for scaling amongst Dublin’s SMEs and start-ups.

This objective includes actions to develop and grow enterprise hubs for community, social and economic development. To scale-up ecosystems, cultivate SMEs on procurement and grow opportunities to SMEs in the region to a SMART Connected Technologies Cluster.

2. Promote context specific, attractive and adaptive place-making for an evolving world of work and diverse lifestyles, enabling resilience, business recovery and new opportunities for Dublin.

This objective is the promotion of the Dublin brand for adaptive place-making both domestically and internationally in the context of living, working, investing, studying and visiting the Dublin region. This allows the Dublin region lead in digital transformation.

This action acknowledges the creation of vibrant areas, accessible across all societal needs, ages and abilities with excellent connectivity.

3. Facilitate every individual to realise their full potential through engagement in economic activity.

This objective is centred around inclusivity with initiatives that are targeted at marginalised and disadvantaged communities to support their pathway to employment or self-employment.

4. Enable and position business as leaders in Dublin’s low-carbon transition.

This objective aims to support the activities of the Dublin region to develop transformative projects to guide emerging ‘low-carbon economy’ focused research and projects aligned to climate challenges we face, establish a circular hotspot and learn from other cities.

5. Ensure the availability of skills and talent to realise Dublin’s future economic potential.

This objective includes leading the way for educational providers to deliver training supports, growth paths for skills and talent to reach the Dublin region’s full potential, ensuring the right skills are available for job opportunities, talent and innovation.

6. Strengthen Dublin’s ecosystem.

This objective will allow the collaboration of state agencies, academia, private sector to position Dublin as a Tier 1 capital city through innovative initiatives for sustainable and competitiveness.


Chair of the Dublin Regional Enterprise Plan: Susan Spence, Former Co-Founder and President, SoftCo


Programme Manager of the Dublin Regional Enterprise Plan: Caroline Power

Email: carolinepower@dublinrep.ie

Plan and progress reports

Dublin Regional Enterprise Plan to 2024 and progress reports