Life is Sligo
Sligo’s functional area extends far beyond the county boundaries, as demonstrated by the thousands of people who travel daily for work from North East Mayo, South Donegal, North Roscommon and County Leitrim.
The current population of the North West Economic Zone is estimated at 210,000 based on the 2016 Census. It is a zone that has the potential to grow at a faster rate than many other parts of Ireland. Sligo, with its prime geographical location, is the pivotal hub for the region and is the best placed to be the vibrant Regional Growth Centre to lead the North West into a Modern Ireland.
Sligo has a vibrant healthcare and pharmaceutical sector. While FDI is to the force, these industries are supported by indigenous firms who provide goods, and services to a number of these plants. These collective industries provide an anchor for further clustering and development.
Historical industry in Sligo centres precision engineering and tool making. Food sector industry is well developed and offers scope for high-value enhancement.