Fergus O’Dowd was speaking following the announcement of the successful applicants of the Border Enterprise Development Fund 2020 at the new Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Training Centre of Excellence in Dundalk, Co Louth which has been approved for €4.5m funding through the Border Enterprise Development Fund today.
“The Mill Enterprise Hub, Creative Spark, DKIT, and the LMETB will benefit from a combined €5.6m to deliver stream 1 & 2 collaborative and innovative projects across the county and region.
O’Dowd said “The North East will face significant uncertainty and economic challenges as we see the stark effects of the UKs withdrawal from EU at first-hand. The monies announced today will certainly help our local SMEs to become more resilient and face the many challenges that Covid and Brexit have presented including strengthening our Advanced Manufacturing skills which will be vital in the years ahead.
“I would like to congratulate all of the successful projects and look forward to seeing the plans advance over the coming months.”