About the West Enterprises and Education

The West has state education and training provider groups namely National University Ireland Galway (NUI Galway), Galway Mayo Institute of Technology(GMIT), Galway Roscommon Education & Training Board (GRETB) , Mayo Education & Training Board (MSLETB), Skillnets,  and Intreo.

Information on Education & Training Providers Education and Training Providers

Information on State Agencies in support of industry Industry/State Agencies Information

There are 16,381 active enterprises operating in the west with the vast majority, 91%, operating within the small medium business sector.  While 1.5% (1740) of enterprises are sponsored by state agencies they account for 20% of employment in the region with significant indirect employment as a spin off from the presence of state sponsored enterprises.   91% of enterprises in the region are SMEs with less than 10 employees.  Key industry sectors in region include Food & Natural Resources, Hospitality & Tourism, Pharma, Medtech, ICT, Construction, Retail, SME, Creative Industries, Retail, Engineering and Electronic Manufacturing

Employment at a glance – based on Q3 2018 data

Employment by Sector West 2019