Laois boasts an unrivalled central location with excellent infrastructure and public transport links, making all other major cities in Ireland instantly accessible. 

With over 87% of the population within 90 mins reach of Laois and an employment rate of 92%, along with state-of-the-art conference facilities and the capacity to host large scale outdoor events, such as Electric Picnic, Laois offers the perfect work-life balance for companies and people choosing to locate here.

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Laois offers an unrivalled combination of  location, talent, infrastructure and business incentives for any company looking to establish or expand their operations in Ireland and the European Market.


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Laois is located in the very heart of the Midlands and offers an exciting mix of vibrant town centres, rugged mountains, traquil forests and Irelands biggest festival on your doorstep.

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Laois County Council through the Business Support Unit actively welcomes new business, offering both financial and advisory support to those looking to start, locate, grow or expand in Laois. This section will connect you with the best initial support agency to suit your needs whether your an international investor or local business.

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Perfectly positioned in the centre of Irelands transport network, Laois provides unrivalled opportunities for business relocation, growth and expansion. With 495 hectarces available for enterprise development Laois has a versatile range of enterprising space opportunities.

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his is a free online service aimed at promoting business activity in the County. It consists of a listing of large and small businesses located and operating in County Laois and Diaspora links to agencies and companies around the world.

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Laois County Council Promote Business At National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Convention 2020

On the 29th and 30th of January 2020 the Business Support Unit returned to the National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition(National MSC) in Citywest for the second year running. The

Over €2 Million in Funding Announced for Low Carbon Centre of Excellence in Portlaoise

On the 8th of January funding of € 2,050,560 under Call 3 of the Regional Enterprise Development Fund (REDF) was announced by Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan towards

Laois Taste Provenance Scheme puts the focus on Local

The Laois TASTE Provenance Scheme certifies Laois food producers and also service & retail sector businesses that sell Laois made produce. The aim of the Laois TASTE Producers Provenance Scheme is

First Laois Jobs Fair a Huge Success!

The first Laois Jobs Fair was a phenomenal success judging by the numbers in attendance and the reaction from employers and employees alike. The event, organised by Laois Chamber of

J17 National Enterprise Park Wins Innovation Award At LAMA All Ireland Community & Council Awards

The All Ireland Community and Council Awards presented by IPB Insurance and LAMA, highlight and recognise communities and councils working together, bringing national recognition to projects and developments that may otherwise go unrecognised. Town, Borough,

Business Incentive Scheme Extended To Durrow

Laois County Council has extended the popular Business Incentive Scheme to Durrow, with a designated area within the town now eligible to apply for the scheme. Last year the Business