There are a number of supports in place to help businesses in the Dublin region manage the current economic crisis.
Information is available on Dublin.ie a resource for people working, investing and studying in the capital. The wealth of information covers each of the business and community supports available, how best to support local trade and enterprise and how the LEO are working with small businesses. Food and entertainment companies that are open for business are also featured.
Mary MacSweeney, Deputy Head of Enterprise & Economic Development, Dublin City Council said that DCC is working to support the resilience of the city and its business community through a number of initiatives. It’s predicted that the crisis will create huge challenges in terms of a decline in growth, lower consumer spending, a drop in business investment and an increase in unemployment.
We are aware of how difficult it is for early stage and established businesses in Dublin at present. The staff of the Local Enterprise Offices across the region are busy responding to requests for information and support for the new and enhanced services available to businesses impacted by Covid 19. The Business Continuity Vouchers, Trading on Line Vouchers and online Mentoring and Training programmes have all been strongly availed of by the business community.
The next edition of the Dublin Economic Monitor will focus on data and articles that examine how the Dublin region has been impacted by Covid 19 and examine the next steps in a path to economic recovery.