michael nevin longford county enterprise board november 2012

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  • Michael Nevin Longford County Enterprise Board November 2012
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  • Central Location Dublin 120 km Galway 105 km Belfast 190 km Sligo 88 km Athlone 43 km Limerick 160 km Cork 250 km Enniskillen 82 km
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  • Population (2011) 282,195 % of national population 6.0% Population density (persons/sq km) 34.6 Largest Town Athlone Population 16,000 Longford Town Population 8,500 Regional Workforce 98,400 (2006) Employment in key industries: 1. Services 59.8% 2. Industrial 30.4% 3. Agriculture10.0%
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  • C&D produce more than 500million pouches, 50,000 tonnes of Dry and 100,000 tonnes of Cans each year to National and European markets Pat the Baker is Ireland's champion baker. Over 50 years in business, with over 400 employees in its production facility in Granard, Co. Longford, the Pat the Baker brand name is known in every household in Ireland Cameron is a leading provider of flow equipment products, systems and services to worldwide oil, gas and process industries. $ 5 + billion in annual revenues
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  • Abbott Diagnostics is a global leader of in vitro diagnostics with approximately 70,000 institutional customers in more than 100 countries. The Longford facility plays a key role in helping Abbott to meet the increasing global demand for diagnostic testing in areas such as infectious disease, cancer, thyroid and cardiovascular diseases and employs over 300 people The development of Flancare, Longford was carried out in two phases. The first included the construction of the 6000m2 warehouse facility, a 3-bay portal frame structure designed to carry full height racking and enclosed in single skin cladding. The second phase, completed three years after the first, doubled the original warehouse volume and included associated loading bays and dock levellers.
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  • Best in Class Facility 150,000 Sq.ft Nationwide Distribution 125 employees (110 direct) Longford Experience Very Positive, Martin OBrien, General Manager
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  • o High Quality and well managed primary and secondary level schools. o Access to over 12 third level facilities within a radius of 100km. o Athlone Institute of Technology is the nearest third level institute to Longford town. Extensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. 6000 students in AIT, 10% are international students from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, US and Canada Key factor in attracting Abbott to Longford was the ability of Athlone I.T. to design and deliver a number development courses. Any of the Athlone courses can be delivered on an outreach basis
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  • Land - Serviced zoned sites Price negotiatable Prime locations offering ease of access to the N4, N5 and N55 Commercial/Industrial Units - To buy 35 - 70 per sq.ft To build 40 - 80 per sq.ft. To rent 2 - 6 per sq.ft. Retail Units - To rent prime retail in Longford Town 14 - 22 per sq.ft. Larger scale retail 10 - 20 per sq.ft Valuation to buy 13 times the rental value (approx)
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  • 30,600 sq. m. Including 2,020 sq. m. of Office Accommodation. Property on Site of Approximately 26 Hectares. Dual ESB Supply to Site. Clear Internal Height Ranging from 7.5 m. to 9.4m. Substantial Water Supply, On-Site Water Treatment System. Sprinkler System & Pumping Station.
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  • Quality Affordable Housing Health Services Childcare Facilities Recreation & Leisure Facilities Natural Environment
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  • Longford is a Small County. We know we have to fight harder than most places to attract inward investment To do this we have developed an integrated supports team that sees agencies, politicians, and community working together to actively promote the County.