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Comhairle Contae Fhine Gall
Fingal County Council
Fingal County Council
Fingal Mayor’s Economic Conference
Worki...
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Welcome & Introduction
M.C. Ethna Felten
Director of Economic Development
Fingal County Co...
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Be part of the conference conversation on Twitter: #FMEC14
Wifi Code: tifcohotels14
Fingal...
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Fingal: Economic Development Services
Be part of the conference
conversation on Twitter:
#...
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Fingal: Our Economic Development Team
Be part of the conference conversation on Twitter: #...
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Working Together for
Success
Mayor Cllr. Kieran Dennison
@kierandennison
Working Together ...
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Be part of the conference conversation on Twitter: #FMEC14
Wifi Code: tifcohotels14
Fingal...
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Our Evolving Vision for
Economic Success
County Manager Paul Reid
@FingalCoCo
Working Toge...
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The Private, Public and Not for Profits sectors each have
key roles to play in economic an...
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1. Set out the “environmental
scan”
2. Outline a process of
collaboration
3. Share the goa...
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The Irish macroeconomic position is improving
Strong and consistent
indicators of economic...
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We have a young, growing, well educated and diverse
population
Need to leverage the
advant...
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We have a strong, diverse and vibrant business base
Business is demonstrating
positive sen...
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Our current and future development plan will be
focused on supporting economic and social ...
Fingal County Council fingal.ie
We are committed to a strong
and continued process of
collaboration in developing
the stra...
Fingal County Council fingal.ie
The Local Government Act of 2014 supports a focus
on economic development
Dedicated Strate...
Fingal County Council fingal.ie
Utilising all available expertise
to support our plan
We will engage with key sources to s...
Fingal County Council fingal.ie
Our economic strategy must
address a wide range of
challenges and harvest some
real opport...
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And finally…3 goals I‟m setting for Fingal
1. Fingal is the best council
on economic growt...
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Closing Comments
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A New Era in
Enterprise Support
Oisín Geoghegan
Head of Local Enterprise
Fingal County Cou...
Oifig fiontair Áitiúil Fine Gall
Local Enterprise Office Fingal
__________
A New Era in
Enterprise Support
Oisin Geoghegan...
Quote to appear in Calibri 30pt
Changed to:
Yesterday, 15th April 2014
Quote to appear in Calibri 30pt
What is the Local Enterprise Office?
First Stop Shop
for
Enterprise Supports
Quote to appear in Calibri 30ptBrings together the resources of:
the local business knowledge and experience of:
and the i...
Joined…..up…..thinking
What can you expect from LEO Fingal?
All of the services previously provided by
are now available from
Local Authority staff will enable you to access
information on:
Access to business incubation units / enterprise space;
˃R...
Quote to appear in Calibri 30pt
Available locally from LEO Fingal:
Start Your Own Business programme
Cultivating Entrepreneurs:
BIGGEST Student Enterprise Programme in Ireland…!
Quote to appear in Calibri 30pt
Business Networking Opportunities
Quote to appear in Calibri 30pt
Mentoring
Quote to appear in Calibri 30pt
Management Development
Management Development Workshops
• LEO “ACCELERATE” programme (6 months)
• PLATO programme (12 months)
Structured Management Development
Programmes
Sectoral Collaborative Initiatives:
e.g. Dublin Food Chain & Food Academy Start
Quote to appear in Calibri 30pt
Other initiatives
Ideas Generation Workshops
Social Media in your business
Financing Your Business
LEO Fingal
Coming soon....
Business Networks
LEO Fingal
Coming soon.... €2,500 Online Vouchers to help
you trade online
LEO Fingal
Coming soon.... First-time Exporter incentives
Quote to appear in Calibri 30pt
6th to 10th October 2014
www.localenterprise.ie/fingal
Fingal County Council fingal.ie
Fingal: An Enviable
Economic Environment
Susan Hayes,
Economist, Hayes Culleton
@SusanHaye...
Fingal:
An Enviable Economic Environment
Susan HayesCulleton
“The Positive Economist”
Hayes Culleton ©
Susan HayesCulleton
“The Positive Economist”
Managing Director,
Hayes Culleton Ltd
We speak, write and train
about the fin...
Branding
Branding to Whom?
Source: Fingal, An Economic Profile
What lies ahead?
Source: Fingal, An Economic Profile
What lies ahead?
Source: Fingal, An Economic Profile
Three USPs
International money...
IRISH
DIASPORA
European Funding
Resource: ec.europa.eu/education/erasmus-for-all/Source: http://www.erasmus-
entrepreneurs.eu/ Hayes Cull...
Blog: www.thepositiveeconomist.com
“The Positive Economist”
Hayes Culleton ©
“The best way to predict the future...
is to create it.”
Peter Drucker
Hayes Culleton ©
susan@hayesculleton.com
www.savvyw...
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Refreshments
Tweet: #FMEC14
Facebook: facebook.com/fingalcoco
Twitter: @FingalCoCo
Wifi: t...
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How Fingal Data Can Set
Your Business Apart
Dominic Byrne & Ciarán Staunton
Fingal Data
@F...
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Fingal
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Fingal
• Est. 1994
• 3rd Largest
• Youngest
• Fast Growing
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Rapid Population Growth
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273997
239992
196413
167413
152766
138473
114951
1981 1986 1991...
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Households with PC
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Households with Broadband
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Fingal Data Hub
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http://fdb.ie/fingaldatahub
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Data Visualisation
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Open Data
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What is Open Data?
• Public Data
• Open Formats
• Machine Readable
• Accessible
http://www...
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Why Open Data?
• Transparency
• Participation
• Collaboration
• Economic Opportunities
htt...
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Fingal Open Data
http://data.fingal.ie
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Dublinked
http://dublinked.ie
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Innovation Network
dublinked@nuim.ie
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Re-use
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Apps and Services
A Day Out in
Fingal
Dublin
Parking
Fingal Traffic
View
Visit
Fingal
Hit ...
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Dublinked Competition
http://dublinked.ie
€2,000 in prizes
Closing date - 7th May, 2014
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Code for Ireland
http://www.codeforireland.com
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Business Locator App
http://www.codeforireland.com
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Data Analytics
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Knowledge Management
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Data Analytics Unit
• 6 month pilot
• Cross-Departmental Part-
Time Team
• Economic Profil...
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Ideas for Developing Data
Services
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Ideas Seminar
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nirak/644335254/
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Ideas Seminar
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nirak/644335254/
Specific Data
Analysis unique
...
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Connecting Business to
Business with Data
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Rationale: Connecting
Business to Business
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nirak/644335254/
•...
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Business
Records
• Aliases
• Changes of
address
• Closures
• Re-naming
rebranding
• Non-ra...
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General Market Intelligence
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• Getting good information on Fingal is a
challenge
• Some Fingal Data is available but...
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Specific Data Analysis
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Rationale:
Specific Data Analysis
• Businesses have unique needs with data
• The Council h...
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Expanded Data Analytics
• Currently reviewing the
pilot
• Considering the feedback
from Id...
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Next steps
http://www.flickr.com/photos/regi_a/4686464716/
• Publish a business directory ...
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Additional Offerings
http://www.flickr.com/photos/heylen/4310529876/
• Advice on Technolog...
Comhairle Contae Fhine Gall
Fingal County Council
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Fingal Data & Analytics
How Fingal Data ...
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Fingal Business Ideas
Forum Outcomes
Rachel Lindsay
Economic Development Services
Fingal C...
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Business Ideas Seminar
Monday 12th March 2014
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Background
Economic Development Services
Putting
People
First
Action
Plan
for jobs
Fingal
...
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Background
• Government Policy
• Economic Development Action Plan 2014 -2017
• The Plan‟s ...
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Background
• We have engaged with business in the past
BUT
• Now need increasingly collabo...
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Business Ideas Forum
• Purpose in hosting the Business Ideas Forum was to
announce our new...
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Business Ideas Forum
Getting the Audience right:
Target Guestlist
Organisation Size, Indus...
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ATTENDANCE … just some of our MNC participants
Economic Development Services
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ATTENDANCE … a selection of our SME participants
Economic Development Services
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Business Ideas Forum
Facilitated brainstorming workshops
Groups of 8-10 people.
Brainstorm...
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Business Ideas Forum
Economic Development Services
Brain
storming
Quality and
quantity
Pos...
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Process
• Observation : highly engaged participants
• Very productive sessions
• Lots of s...
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After the Forum
Dept. Name
Categories
• Leadership
• Strategic Planning
• Investment
• Com...
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Ideas
• Insight/overview
• Examples only
• All ideas currently in evaluation phase
Economi...
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Ideas: Short term
• Develop business-business database to help local companies do business...
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Ideas: Medium Term
• Promote Fingal as a Film and TV location destination
• Develop a Fing...
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Ideas : Long Term
• Examine the feasibility of making Fingal a Global
Disaster Recovery Hu...
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Ideas Evaluation
Economic Development Services
Each idea will be critically evaluated unde...
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What Can we do now?
Economic Development Services
However there are ways we can enhance ou...
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Outcomes
Economic Development Services
Stage 1:
Consultation
Stage 2:
Evaluation
Stage 3:
...
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Outcomes
Economic Development Services
•.
Delivered the message that we work in partnershi...
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Primary Findings
Economic Development Services
Fingal County Council were not only mandate...
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Economic Development Team
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Dublin’s New Northwest
Enterprise Zone
Nicholas O’Kane
Planning Department
Fingal County C...
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Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
A Prime Location
A Proven Location
A P...
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A Prime Location
Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
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A Key National Economic Asset
1571 hectares 16,920 employees
20 individual Business Parks ...
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Exceptional Location
Exceptionally well served by road, sea and air transport
Dublin Airpo...
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Significant Investment
Roads Water
Foul Electricity
Gas Telecommunications
Broadband
Evide...
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Significant Investment
M2/N3 link road opened 2013
21 million euro
All services provided
O...
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Community
Blanchardstown, a suburb of Dublin
100,000 population
100,000sqm retail, 3 hotel...
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Education
Institute of Technology Blanchardstown
Trinity College Dublin, University Colleg...
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Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
Dept. Name
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A Proven Location
Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
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Survey
Surveyed every building in the Zone
Survey carried out between Feb 2013 and Aug 201...
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Key Industries
number of employees by use
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floor area by use in sqm
0
50000
100000
150000
200000
250000
300000
350000
1
office
indust...
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Sqm per Persons per Use:
Office, R&D, High Tech: 21.5sqm per person
Industrial: 81sqm per ...
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Top 20 Companies
IBM Paypal
Symantec Xerox
Wincanton Kepak
Supervalu Bristol Myers Squibb
...
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Top 20 represent over 50% of total employment
17 of top 20 businesses are Foreign Direct I...
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Clustering
Pharmaceutical Neighbours:
The Tech Group Rottapharm
Helsinn Birex Pharma Ipsen...
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Clustering
R&D, High Tech. Office and Advanced Manu Neighbours:
IBM Paypal
Symantec Xerox
...
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Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
Dept. Name
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Land Availability
LAND USE
TOTAL
(HECTARES)
AVAILABLE
DEVELOPMENT
LAND
HEAVY
INDUSTRY 151 ...
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Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
Dept. Name
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Property Availability
316 units available (29% of the total units)
212,529 sqm of floor sp...
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number of businesses by use
0
50
100
150
200
250
300
350
1
office
industry
warehousing
oth...
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employee numbers by estate
0
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3500
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1
damastown
bally...
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Existing Businesses Parks
Dept. Name
Existing Business Parks
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Planning
Fingal Development Plan 2011-2017
Within Last Year Alexion Pharma Pallas
IBM Syma...
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Testimonial – IBM Ireland
"Like the leaders who run businesses and shape industries, citiz...
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Testimonial - Symantec
“Symantec's operations in Ballycoolin have grown and changed with t...
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Business Feedback
Improved Directional Signage and Corporate Signage
Environmental Improve...
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A Progressive Location
Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
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A Key National Economic Asset
One of the largest employment zones in Ireland
Significant i...
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Branding, Promotion and Marketing
Branding corporate name and logo
Website interactive map...
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Management
Directional Signage
Corporate Signage
Environmental Improvements
Dublin 15 Ente...
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Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
Dept. Name
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Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
Dept. Name
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Other Uses:
Retail/Showrooms 606
Educational 414
Community 146
Medical 18
Recreational...
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Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
Dept. Name
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Future Planning and Development
Landownership FCC become significant landowner.
Companies ...
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Recommendations
Blanchardstown Employment Study
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Future Planning and Development
SDZ Certainty
Fast track development
Strategic approach
Al...
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Accessibility √
Infrastructure and Services √
Company Presence √
Clustering √
Community an...
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Developing an Entrepreneurial
Ecosystem is Everyone’s
Responsibility
Prof. Tom Cooney
Prof...
Building an Entrepreneurial
Ecosystem in Fingal
 More new firms?
 More firms?
 Better firms?
 Fewer firm failures?
 M...
Two Key Choices
1.More (new) firms or „better‟ firms?
2.Delivery via Micro or Macro policies
Choice 1
 More (new) firms
 „Better‟ firms
General Firm Creation Policies
 For
 Higher levels of firm (and job) churning is associated with
subsequent increases in...
„Better‟ Firms
 For
 Significant job creation takes place in only a tiny proportion of
firms
 It is the gazelles that t...
Choice 2
Delivery via:
 Micro policies
 Macro policies
Micro Policies
 For
 Every developed country has them
 Information, training, advice, access to finance, public procure...
Macro Examples
 Sweden/ Denmark: change the tax and benefits
system and facilitate immigration
 MENA: Get more females i...
What Policies Seem to Work?
 Varies by „problem‟ being addressed
 Varies by country and region
 Varies by assessment me...
Where is the Jury Still Out?
 Policies to improve access to finance
 Policies to change „attitudes‟
 Policies to encour...
Resulting Outcomes
 New and small firms can contribute to economic welfare and
development
 Governments / Councils can c...
Building From the Ground Up
 Entrepreneurs must lead
the start-up community
 The leaders must have a
long-term commitmen...
Recommendations by „Entrepreneurship
Forum‟
That Could be Adopted in Fingal
 Introduce a Register for volunteer entrepren...
Conclusion
 Fingal has many great advantages and resources
(primarily in terms of infrastructure)
 Challenges include th...
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Join us for lunch
Don’t miss the opportunity to network
when we conclude at 1.00pm.
Workin...
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Closing Address
Mayor Cllr. Kieran Dennison
Working Together for Success
@KieranDennison
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Fingal Ambassadors
Be an ambassador for Fingal
Working Together for Success
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Closing Address
Mayor Cllr. Kieran Dennison
Working Together for Success
@KieranDennison
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Working Together for Success
Fingal Mayor’s Economic Conference 2014
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  • I’m not going to tell you all about the seminar – I just want to say that there was a strong focus on data and lots of specific ideas for what was needed and what could be done
  • I’m not going to tell you all about the seminar – I just want to say that there was a strong focus on data and lots of specific ideas for what was needed and what could be done
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    1. 1. fingal.ie Comhairle Contae Fhine Gall Fingal County Council Fingal County Council Fingal Mayor’s Economic Conference Working Together for Success Wednesday 16th April 2014 Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 Wifi Code: tifcohotels2014 Twitter: #FMEC14 @FingalCoCo Hosted by Mayor Cllr. Kieran Dennison
    2. 2. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Welcome & Introduction M.C. Ethna Felten Director of Economic Development Fingal County Council Working Together for Success
    3. 3. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Be part of the conference conversation on Twitter: #FMEC14 Wifi Code: tifcohotels14 Fingal: Economic Development Services MC Ethna Felten Director of Economic Development Services
    4. 4. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Fingal: Economic Development Services Be part of the conference conversation on Twitter: #FMEC14 Wifi Code: tifcohotels2014 Working Together for Success Working Together for Success
    5. 5. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Fingal: Our Economic Development Team Be part of the conference conversation on Twitter: #FMEC14 Wifi Code: tifcohotels14
    6. 6. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Working Together for Success Mayor Cllr. Kieran Dennison @kierandennison Working Together for Success
    7. 7. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Be part of the conference conversation on Twitter: #FMEC14 Wifi Code: tifcohotels14 Fingal: Economic Development Services
    8. 8. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Our Evolving Vision for Economic Success County Manager Paul Reid @FingalCoCo Working Together for Success
    9. 9. Fingal County Council fingal.ie The Private, Public and Not for Profits sectors each have key roles to play in economic and social development Private Sector Not for Profit SectorPublic Sector Working Together for SuccessWorking Together for Success
    10. 10. Fingal County Council fingal.ie 1. Set out the “environmental scan” 2. Outline a process of collaboration 3. Share the goals I‟m setting for Fingal‟s management and staff My 3 key objectives from today‟s presentation Working Together for Success
    11. 11. Fingal County Council fingal.ie The Irish macroeconomic position is improving Strong and consistent indicators of economic stability and growth
    12. 12. Fingal County Council fingal.ie We have a young, growing, well educated and diverse population Need to leverage the advantages of our demographics Getting more people back to work has to be a priority
    13. 13. Fingal County Council fingal.ie We have a strong, diverse and vibrant business base Business is demonstrating positive sentiment on the outlook ahead
    14. 14. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Our current and future development plan will be focused on supporting economic and social growth A good stock of well zoned land to support investment, business and economic development County Development Plan
    15. 15. Fingal County Council fingal.ie We are committed to a strong and continued process of collaboration in developing the strategy The strategy will be developed through engagement with our key stakeholders
    16. 16. Fingal County Council fingal.ie The Local Government Act of 2014 supports a focus on economic development Dedicated Strategic Policy Committee and ongoing collaboration
    17. 17. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Utilising all available expertise to support our plan We will engage with key sources to support a strong economic development plan
    18. 18. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Our economic strategy must address a wide range of challenges and harvest some real opportunities There are some issues that we will need to address in both the “economic” and the “development” plans
    19. 19. Fingal County Council fingal.ie And finally…3 goals I‟m setting for Fingal 1. Fingal is the best council on economic growth and social development 2. We deliver quality services and are respected for our customer service ethos 3. We have a highly engaged and renewed workforce committed to our strategy & knowing their role in it
    20. 20. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Closing Comments
    21. 21. Fingal County Council fingal.ie A New Era in Enterprise Support Oisín Geoghegan Head of Local Enterprise Fingal County Council Working Together for Success
    22. 22. Oifig fiontair Áitiúil Fine Gall Local Enterprise Office Fingal __________ A New Era in Enterprise Support Oisin Geoghegan Head of Local Enterprise – Fingal
    23. 23. Quote to appear in Calibri 30pt Changed to: Yesterday, 15th April 2014
    24. 24. Quote to appear in Calibri 30pt What is the Local Enterprise Office? First Stop Shop for Enterprise Supports
    25. 25. Quote to appear in Calibri 30ptBrings together the resources of: the local business knowledge and experience of: and the integrated support of: To provide a complete business support service to you!
    26. 26. Joined…..up…..thinking
    27. 27. What can you expect from LEO Fingal?
    28. 28. All of the services previously provided by are now available from
    29. 29. Local Authority staff will enable you to access information on: Access to business incubation units / enterprise space; ˃Rates; ˃Planning; ˃Licensing; ˃Cost reductions; ˃Waste conservation; ˃Access to government services; ˃Public procurement processes; ˃energy efficiency; etc. and
    30. 30. Quote to appear in Calibri 30pt Available locally from LEO Fingal: Start Your Own Business programme
    31. 31. Cultivating Entrepreneurs: BIGGEST Student Enterprise Programme in Ireland…!
    32. 32. Quote to appear in Calibri 30pt Business Networking Opportunities
    33. 33. Quote to appear in Calibri 30pt Mentoring
    34. 34. Quote to appear in Calibri 30pt Management Development
    35. 35. Management Development Workshops
    36. 36. • LEO “ACCELERATE” programme (6 months) • PLATO programme (12 months) Structured Management Development Programmes
    37. 37. Sectoral Collaborative Initiatives: e.g. Dublin Food Chain & Food Academy Start
    38. 38. Quote to appear in Calibri 30pt Other initiatives Ideas Generation Workshops Social Media in your business
    39. 39. Financing Your Business
    40. 40. LEO Fingal Coming soon.... Business Networks
    41. 41. LEO Fingal Coming soon.... €2,500 Online Vouchers to help you trade online
    42. 42. LEO Fingal Coming soon.... First-time Exporter incentives
    43. 43. Quote to appear in Calibri 30pt 6th to 10th October 2014
    44. 44. www.localenterprise.ie/fingal
    45. 45. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Fingal: An Enviable Economic Environment Susan Hayes, Economist, Hayes Culleton @SusanHayes_ Working Together for Success
    46. 46. Fingal: An Enviable Economic Environment Susan HayesCulleton “The Positive Economist” Hayes Culleton ©
    47. 47. Susan HayesCulleton “The Positive Economist” Managing Director, Hayes Culleton Ltd We speak, write and train about the financial markets, economics and entrepreneurship with corporates and organisations, Hayes Culleton ©
    48. 48. Branding
    49. 49. Branding to Whom? Source: Fingal, An Economic Profile
    50. 50. What lies ahead? Source: Fingal, An Economic Profile
    51. 51. What lies ahead? Source: Fingal, An Economic Profile
    52. 52. Three USPs
    53. 53. International money... IRISH DIASPORA
    54. 54. European Funding Resource: ec.europa.eu/education/erasmus-for-all/Source: http://www.erasmus- entrepreneurs.eu/ Hayes Culleton ©
    55. 55. Blog: www.thepositiveeconomist.com “The Positive Economist” Hayes Culleton ©
    56. 56. “The best way to predict the future... is to create it.” Peter Drucker Hayes Culleton © susan@hayesculleton.com www.savvywomenonline.com @SusanHayes_
    57. 57. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Refreshments Tweet: #FMEC14 Facebook: facebook.com/fingalcoco Twitter: @FingalCoCo Wifi: tifcohotels2014 Working Together for Success
    58. 58. Fingal County Council fingal.ie How Fingal Data Can Set Your Business Apart Dominic Byrne & Ciarán Staunton Fingal Data @Fingal_Data_Hub Working Together for Success
    59. 59. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Fingal 60
    60. 60. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Fingal • Est. 1994 • 3rd Largest • Youngest • Fast Growing 61
    61. 61. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Rapid Population Growth 62 273997 239992 196413 167413 152766 138473 114951 1981 1986 1991 1996 2002 2006 2011
    62. 62. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Households with PC 63
    63. 63. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Households with Broadband 64
    64. 64. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Fingal Data Hub 65 http://fdb.ie/fingaldatahub
    65. 65. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Data Visualisation 66
    66. 66. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Open Data 67
    67. 67. Fingal County Council fingal.ie What is Open Data? • Public Data • Open Formats • Machine Readable • Accessible http://www.flickr.com/photos/mag3737/1914076277/
    68. 68. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Why Open Data? • Transparency • Participation • Collaboration • Economic Opportunities http://www.flickr.com/photos/aerosolhalos/5134485529/
    69. 69. 70
    70. 70. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Fingal Open Data http://data.fingal.ie
    71. 71. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Dublinked http://dublinked.ie
    72. 72. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Innovation Network dublinked@nuim.ie
    73. 73. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Re-use 74
    74. 74. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Apps and Services A Day Out in Fingal Dublin Parking Fingal Traffic View Visit Fingal Hit The Road : Fingal mypp.ie Discover Fingal SPUD Castle Master
    75. 75. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Dublinked Competition http://dublinked.ie €2,000 in prizes Closing date - 7th May, 2014
    76. 76. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Code for Ireland http://www.codeforireland.com
    77. 77. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Business Locator App http://www.codeforireland.com
    78. 78. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Data Analytics 79
    79. 79. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Knowledge Management
    80. 80. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Data Analytics Unit • 6 month pilot • Cross-Departmental Part- Time Team • Economic Profile of Fingal • Potential Synergies • Evidence base for decision making • Data driven operations 81 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikelomonosov/4431770374/
    81. 81. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Ideas for Developing Data Services 82
    82. 82. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Ideas Seminar http://www.flickr.com/photos/nirak/644335254/
    83. 83. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Ideas Seminar http://www.flickr.com/photos/nirak/644335254/ Specific Data Analysis unique for Businesses General Market intelligence of Fingal Connect Business to Business
    84. 84. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Connecting Business to Business with Data 85
    85. 85. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Rationale: Connecting Business to Business http://www.flickr.com/photos/nirak/644335254/ • Visibility of the neighbouring companies and a contact point • Knowing what else is in the Local Economy • More partnering or subcontracting between Multinationals and local Small and Medium Enterprises
    86. 86. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Business Records • Aliases • Changes of address • Closures • Re-naming rebranding • Non-rateable companies • Activity codes NACE
    87. 87. Fingal County Council fingal.ie General Market Intelligence
    88. 88. Fingal County Council fingal.ie 89 • Getting good information on Fingal is a challenge • Some Fingal Data is available but there is no “narrative” • There is no packaged information that could, for example, encourage someone to invest here Rationale: Market Intelligence
    89. 89. Fingal County Council fingal.ie
    90. 90. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Specific Data Analysis
    91. 91. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Rationale: Specific Data Analysis • Businesses have unique needs with data • The Council has large data resources and experts to help • This service could be linked to other support agencies 92 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikelomonosov/4431770374/
    92. 92. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Expanded Data Analytics • Currently reviewing the pilot • Considering the feedback from Ideas seminar • Scope of the service needs to be determined • Requests for this service are not entirely new 93
    93. 93. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Next steps http://www.flickr.com/photos/regi_a/4686464716/ • Publish a business directory with all businesses listed and activities coded  Licencing  Challenge process  Interface • Fingal Data Hub and Fingal Open Data consolidated and expanded  Narrative  Link to regional/national innovation • Data Analytics Service  Scope of the service  Promotion of the service
    94. 94. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Additional Offerings http://www.flickr.com/photos/heylen/4310529876/ • Advice on Technology or Data • Towards a Digital Strategy
    95. 95. Comhairle Contae Fhine Gall Fingal County Council Fingal County Council fingal.ie Fingal Data & Analytics How Fingal Data can set your business apart Seminar : Fingal Mayors Economic Conference Crowne Plaza Hotel Blanchardstown. 16th April 2014 Dominic Byrne Ciaran Staunton @dominic _ _ byrne @CiaranStaunton
    96. 96. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Fingal Business Ideas Forum Outcomes Rachel Lindsay Economic Development Services Fingal County Council @FingalCoCo Working Together for Success
    97. 97. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Business Ideas Seminar Monday 12th March 2014
    98. 98. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Background Economic Development Services Putting People First Action Plan for jobs Fingal Action plan Business Ideas Forum
    99. 99. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Background • Government Policy • Economic Development Action Plan 2014 -2017 • The Plan‟s actions demonstrate how much we as a local Authority embrace this new enhanced role as drivers of Economic Development • Local Authority has New and Enhanced Role as Leaders and Co-ordinators of Economic Development Economic Development Services
    100. 100. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Background • We have engaged with business in the past BUT • Now need increasingly collaborative & strategic approach to our relationship with Business Economic Development Services
    101. 101. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Business Ideas Forum • Purpose in hosting the Business Ideas Forum was to announce our new role as leaders of Economic Development and to begin the process of enhanced engagement with the business community. • Get new and innovative ideas from business –how to support new and existing business and create employment Economic Development Services
    102. 102. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Business Ideas Forum Getting the Audience right: Target Guestlist Organisation Size, Industry, Location, Needed to ensure balance and diversity. Attendance: 17 MNC plus FCEB & Fingal Chamber 34 SME plus FCEB & Fingal Chamber Economic Development Services
    103. 103. Fingal County Council fingal.ie ATTENDANCE … just some of our MNC participants Economic Development Services
    104. 104. Fingal County Council fingal.ie ATTENDANCE … a selection of our SME participants Economic Development Services
    105. 105. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Business Ideas Forum Facilitated brainstorming workshops Groups of 8-10 people. Brainstorming sessions conducted under certain rules and parameters: • No scope for discussion around Rates reductions, • Major infrastructural works could not be undertaken as initiatives of the process • The council could not overlap with funding or services already being provided by other State Agencies. Economic Development Services
    106. 106. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Business Ideas Forum Economic Development Services Brain storming Quality and quantity Positive Build on ideas Not restricted to own sector
    107. 107. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Process • Observation : highly engaged participants • Very productive sessions • Lots of suggestions with common themes • Top 3 ideas each group in an open forum session Economic Development Services
    108. 108. Fingal County Council fingal.ie After the Forum Dept. Name Categories • Leadership • Strategic Planning • Investment • Communications • Marketing • Food • Education • Tourism, Arts, Culture & Heritage • Data & Information • Administration, Process and Procedure • Education
    109. 109. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Ideas • Insight/overview • Examples only • All ideas currently in evaluation phase Economic Development Services
    110. 110. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Ideas: Short term • Develop business-business database to help local companies do business with each other • Use Fingal‟s existing contacts with Chengdu to attract Chinese small to medium enterprise to set up in Fingal area • Develop an “Invest Fingal” strategy to encourage foreign direct investment • Create showcase opportunities and/or events for local SME‟s to sell to MNC‟s and large organisations in Fingal • Improve signage for towns and villages across the region • Develop a website to create links between employers and citizens to promote jobs available in Fingal
    111. 111. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Ideas: Medium Term • Promote Fingal as a Film and TV location destination • Develop a Fingal App; Live/Work/Invest/Visit • Examine how user friendly Fingal Co Co services are for business • Develop a Fingal Tourist Trail • Facilitate businesses to develop a scheme to adopt and mentor a student during college to enhance their work prospects at graduation • Fingal Food Trail –locals and visitors see food produced in Fingal and meet the growers. Tie in with restaurants menus (Fingal Food Menus)
    112. 112. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Ideas : Long Term • Examine the feasibility of making Fingal a Global Disaster Recovery Hub • Examine the feasibility of an Air-Sea port in Malahide • Examine Intern Strategy • Investigate whether Fingal could be established as a global centre of excellence for compliance • Land bank strategy for economic Regeneration
    113. 113. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Ideas Evaluation Economic Development Services Each idea will be critically evaluated under a number of headings: FEASIBILITY: How practical is it to implement the idea? JOBS: Potential for Job Creation. TIME: Timescale required for delivery. RESOURCES: Availability of the required resources and skills. IMPACT: What impact will this project have?
    114. 114. Fingal County Council fingal.ie What Can we do now? Economic Development Services However there are ways we can enhance our services to clients: 1. Respond to requests for assistance from business quickly and effectively 2. Act as facilitators to empower the business community to deliver some projects directly 3. Establish credible, regular communication with the business community 4. Demonstrate leadership and work in partnership with the business community for the economic and social benefit of the entire region
    115. 115. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Outcomes Economic Development Services Stage 1: Consultation Stage 2: Evaluation Stage 3: Implementation
    116. 116. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Outcomes Economic Development Services •. Delivered the message that we work in partnership with business. Delivered the message that we work in partnership with business Developed potential partners in future plans or ideas. Demonstrated willingness to listen and engage with our clients, our rate payers Made our intention to lead the economic development of the county known to other major stakeholders Opened lines of communication By actively engaging and consulting the business community in this process Fingal County Council have:
    117. 117. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Primary Findings Economic Development Services Fingal County Council were not only mandated by the business community, large and small, to lead the economic development of Fingal but that they were also trusted to do so Business community recognised that the power, resources and leadership comes from within the Local Authority and that they were ready and willing to be part of it by providing support , ideas and action in their sectors or communities Potential for mutually beneficial relationship
    118. 118. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Economic Development Team
    119. 119. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Dublin’s New Northwest Enterprise Zone Nicholas O’Kane Planning Department Fingal County Council Working Together for Success
    120. 120. Fingal County Council fingal.ie 121
    121. 121. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone A Prime Location A Proven Location A Progressive Location
    122. 122. Fingal County Council fingal.ie A Prime Location Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
    123. 123. Fingal County Council fingal.ie A Key National Economic Asset 1571 hectares 16,920 employees 20 individual Business Parks 1,095 business premises 779 premises occupied 316 unoccupied 1.18 million sqm 716.5 ha undeveloped zoned & serviced land available Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
    124. 124. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Exceptional Location Exceptionally well served by road, sea and air transport Dublin Airport 8km - c. 15 minutes Dublin Port 10km - c. 25 minutes Bound by M50, M3 and M2 High capacity distributor roads with cycleways 5 separate Dublin Bus routes Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
    125. 125. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Significant Investment Roads Water Foul Electricity Gas Telecommunications Broadband Evidence 779 businesses are currently operating Investment focused on undeveloped zoned land Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
    126. 126. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Significant Investment M2/N3 link road opened 2013 21 million euro All services provided Opened up 240 hectares of zoned land Pallas foods – 32,000sqm facility Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
    127. 127. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Community Blanchardstown, a suburb of Dublin 100,000 population 100,000sqm retail, 3 hotels, theatre, cinema, restaurants Local retailing - Tyrrelstown, Mulhuddart and Corduff An extensive housing stock to meet all needs Amenities – parks, national sports campus, golf courses Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
    128. 128. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Education Institute of Technology Blanchardstown Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, Dublin City University, National College of Ireland Young, talented, professional population High quality graduates from Irish universities Foreign talent basing itself in Dublin Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
    129. 129. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone Dept. Name
    130. 130. Fingal County Council fingal.ie A Proven Location Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
    131. 131. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Survey Surveyed every building in the Zone Survey carried out between Feb 2013 and Aug 2013 1095 survey sheets filled out, one for each premises Talked directly to c. 700 businesses Information sought: building floor area building use employee numbers signage general comments Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
    132. 132. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Key Industries number of employees by use 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 9000 1 office industry warehousing other Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
    133. 133. Fingal County Council fingal.ie floor area by use in sqm 0 50000 100000 150000 200000 250000 300000 350000 1 office industry warehousing other vacant Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
    134. 134. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Sqm per Persons per Use: Office, R&D, High Tech: 21.5sqm per person Industrial: 81sqm per person Warehousing : 103sqm per person Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
    135. 135. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Top 20 Companies IBM Paypal Symantec Xerox Wincanton Kepak Supervalu Bristol Myers Squibb Tech Group Masterlink Rottapharm Helsinn Birex Pharma Coca Cola HBC Viking Direct Alcatel Lucent Ipsen BCW Covidien Perigord Pallas Total 8641 employees Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
    136. 136. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Top 20 represent over 50% of total employment 17 of top 20 businesses are Foreign Direct Investment FDI companies represent over 50% of total employment Indigenous businesses key component Average number of employees per business = 21 persons per top 20 = 432 persons per business (excluding top 20) = 10.7 persons Working Together for Success Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
    137. 137. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Clustering Pharmaceutical Neighbours: The Tech Group Rottapharm Helsinn Birex Pharma Ipsen Covidien Astellas Bristol Myers Squibb Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
    138. 138. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Clustering R&D, High Tech. Office and Advanced Manu Neighbours: IBM Paypal Symantec Xerox Alcatel Lucent Perigord Digiweb Synopsys Innalabs Guidewire Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
    139. 139. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone Dept. Name
    140. 140. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Land Availability LAND USE TOTAL (HECTARES) AVAILABLE DEVELOPMENT LAND HEAVY INDUSTRY 151 98.65 GENERAL EMPLOYMENT 858.6 477.8 HIGH TECHNOLOGY 346 140.05 TOTAL 1355.6 716.5 Land Availability Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
    141. 141. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone Dept. Name
    142. 142. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Property Availability 316 units available (29% of the total units) 212,529 sqm of floor space currently not in use (18% of total floor area) Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
    143. 143. Fingal County Council fingal.ie number of businesses by use 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 1 office industry warehousing other vacant Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
    144. 144. Fingal County Council fingal.ie employee numbers by estate 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4500 1 damastown ballycoolin rosemount corporate park 1 nwbp1 corporate park 2 stadium business & tech park millenium college business campus orion nwbp3 nwbp4 base nwbp2 plato other Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
    145. 145. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Existing Businesses Parks Dept. Name Existing Business Parks
    146. 146. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Planning Fingal Development Plan 2011-2017 Within Last Year Alexion Pharma Pallas IBM Symantec Rottapharm Tech Group All granted within 8 weeks – none appealed Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
    147. 147. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Testimonial – IBM Ireland "Like the leaders who run businesses and shape industries, citizens want to be surrounded by innovations and technologies that bring transformation and offer real progress. Which is why, our location in Mulhuddart is helping IBM to bring more collaborative working relationships across businesses, and industries, by drawing in this ever more active engaged citizenry in Fingal who are working to make this region smarter." Dept. Name Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
    148. 148. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Testimonial - Symantec “Symantec's operations in Ballycoolin have grown and changed with the evolution of the company, but all through the process Fingal County Council have been a trusted partner. Symantec's presence has evolved from a manufacturing facility to one of our key office locations, and as the headcount has increased, FCC have provided support and guidance along the way. The reasons Symantec came to Ballycoolin remain valid - the location, the workforce, the proximity to airport and city, and the infrastructure has continued to improve, but what has emerged as a key reason for being here is the supportive environment, led by the local authority” Working Together for Success Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
    149. 149. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Business Feedback Improved Directional Signage and Corporate Signage Environmental Improvements Additional Services/Facilities Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
    150. 150. Fingal County Council fingal.ie A Progressive Location Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
    151. 151. Fingal County Council fingal.ie A Key National Economic Asset One of the largest employment zones in Ireland Significant investment over previous 20 years Coordinated strategic approach to build on success Bringing 20 individual business parks together to become one enterprise zone Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
    152. 152. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Branding, Promotion and Marketing Branding corporate name and logo Website interactive map testimonials upload details of unoccupied units Brochure similar to website Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
    153. 153. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Management Directional Signage Corporate Signage Environmental Improvements Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
    154. 154. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone Dept. Name
    155. 155. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone Dept. Name
    156. 156. Fingal County Council fingal.ie 157 Other Uses: Retail/Showrooms 606 Educational 414 Community 146 Medical 18 Recreational 18 Blanchardstown Employment Study
    157. 157. Fingal County Council fingal.ie 158
    158. 158. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone Dept. Name
    159. 159. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Future Planning and Development Landownership FCC become significant landowner. Companies like doing business with LA as landowner. 11 of top 20 companies on FCC/IDA land Services Need for additional facilities in the area Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
    160. 160. Fingal County Council fingal.ie 161 Recommendations Blanchardstown Employment Study
    161. 161. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Future Planning and Development SDZ Certainty Fast track development Strategic approach All agency involvement Legibility Landmark Buildings at prominent locations Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone
    162. 162. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Accessibility √ Infrastructure and Services √ Company Presence √ Clustering √ Community and Population √ Lifestyle and Leisure √ Property Availability √ Land Availability √ Education and Skills √ Housing √ Planning √ Dublin 15 Enterprise Zone – Why Invest?
    163. 163. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Developing an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem is Everyone’s Responsibility Prof. Tom Cooney Prof. of Entrepreneurship Dublin Institute of Technology @thomasmcooney Working Together for Success
    164. 164. Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Fingal  More new firms?  More firms?  Better firms?  Fewer firm failures?  More jobs?  Less unemployment?  Higher productivity?  Overcoming disadvantage for groups?
    165. 165. Two Key Choices 1.More (new) firms or „better‟ firms? 2.Delivery via Micro or Macro policies
    166. 166. Choice 1  More (new) firms  „Better‟ firms
    167. 167. General Firm Creation Policies  For  Higher levels of firm (and job) churning is associated with subsequent increases in net job growth and productivity increases  New (not small) firms are one major source of jobs (some for short periods of time, some for longer).  Some firms grow (creating jobs) by expanding the economy, others by driving out competitors leading to off-setting job losses with less net job creation  Against  Promoting firm creation is a waste of resources – 2/3rds die in six years and <1% of new firms have >20 employees after 5 years.  It encourages optimistic but poorly resourced individuals to take a risk and in many cases make their own position worse  The link between general firm creation rates and economic development remains opaque
    168. 168. „Better‟ Firms  For  Significant job creation takes place in only a tiny proportion of firms  It is the gazelles that transform an economy by changing the economic and competitive landscape  Business Support programmes that are selective are successful – Business Links (UK), Vigo Accelerators (Finland)  There are too many businesses for everyone to be helped  Against  Selecting the businesses to support is very difficult  The VC sector gets most of its investments „wrong‟ – but makes its money from the extreme successes  It is too politically risky for governments to have this form of payoff  Delivering selective policies is really tricky - Denmark
    169. 169. Choice 2 Delivery via:  Micro policies  Macro policies
    170. 170. Micro Policies  For  Every developed country has them  Information, training, advice, access to finance, public procurement, export support  SMEs expect this form of support on the grounds that governments also help large firms (even more!)  Self-report data indicates those using this support find it helpful.  It can be targeted at specific types of firms [high tech?] or owners [females?] or locations [areas of deprivation?]  Against  Careful evaluation studies assessing whether the assistance influences the performance of the assisted firms point to very weak and sometimes no impact  Delivering micro policies requires a substantial bureaucracy and an enlightened and well-informed political system  It can be very expensive  Impact is only apparent in the medium term  Most of the public expenditure is not on micro policies
    171. 171. Macro Examples  Sweden/ Denmark: change the tax and benefits system and facilitate immigration  MENA: Get more females into enterprise  Mexico: open up the finance markets and reduce state role  New Zealand: High speed broadband in rural areas  Many low/middle income countries: telephones; water supply; transport
    172. 172. What Policies Seem to Work?  Varies by „problem‟ being addressed  Varies by country and region  Varies by assessment method used  Varies with macro-economic circumstances  Varies with level of economic development  So, no „one size fits all‟  BUT Macro policies seem to have clearer impacts than micro policies
    173. 173. Where is the Jury Still Out?  Policies to improve access to finance  Policies to change „attitudes‟  Policies to encourage SMEs to provide more workforce training  Policies to provide firms or individuals with „advice‟
    174. 174. Resulting Outcomes  New and small firms can contribute to economic welfare and development  Governments / Councils can contribute to / or reduce that contribution  The effectiveness of policies depends on the circumstances of the region  Very broadly there seems clearer evidence of the impact of macro policies – regulation, tax, macro-environment, competition, policy delivery  Less evidence of impact of micro policies on access to finance, advice, training or cultural change  This suggests that little can be done at local level that will impact greatly upon the entrepreneurial ecosystem
    175. 175. Building From the Ground Up  Entrepreneurs must lead the start-up community  The leaders must have a long-term commitment  The start-up community must be inclusive of anyone who wants to participate in it  The start-up community must have continual activities that engage the entire entrepreneurial stack  www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXD5vt 0xhyI  See http://startupireland.ie/
    176. 176. Recommendations by „Entrepreneurship Forum‟ That Could be Adopted in Fingal  Introduce a Register for volunteer entrepreneurs who would be willing to visit schools to engage with students at local level.  Develop a registry and process for „Office Hours‟ to facilitate entrepreneurship mentoring (peer-to- peer mentoring is hugely effective).  Establish volunteer peer-mentoring initiatives, organised and facilitated by individuals, entrepreneurs, and industry representative groups. Programme support to be geared toward enhancing a collaborative start-up community and „give before you get‟ culture.  As part of an entrepreneurship cultural awareness campaign, create „entrepreneur heroes‟ which highlight and celebrate role models inclusive of the under-represented profiles (female/youth/immigrants etc.) as well as the represented profiles.  Agencies to facilitate an initiative among large companies to allow staff to volunteer to go into start- ups, giving specific technical and management advice, financial expertise, mentoring etc.  One-hour webinars should be hosted by Agencies and industry organisations on a monthly basis featuring topics that enable entrepreneurs to manage their businesses more effectively, and that people can access in their own time.  Introduce an online business matchmaking service to help connect those with business ideas with potential co-founders (Start-Up Fingal).  Establish a website and e-mail list (hosted and run by volunteers in the private sector) that lists activities, training, postings, events (e.g. „What‟s up in Fingal‟).  Successful entrepreneurs should consider establishing accelerator programmes in their local area, with a mind to investing or encouraging investment in the accelerated companies. Vertical market accelerators are the avenue most recommended.  Develop a co-working model that will work in Ireland, to include leveraging unused public buildings and NAMA buildings
    177. 177. Conclusion  Fingal has many great advantages and resources (primarily in terms of infrastructure)  Challenges include that people and businesses in the area are transient  Introduction of LEOs to County Councils provides a great opportunity for a fresh approach  Need to establish an Enterprise Strategy that is very clear in terms of what Fingal CC is seeking to achieve  Politicians, support agencies, entrepreneurs, teachers, etc all have an important role to play in developing the ecosystem  “Ask not what Fingal is doing for you, but what you are doing for Fingal”
    178. 178. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Join us for lunch Don’t miss the opportunity to network when we conclude at 1.00pm. Working Together for Success
    179. 179. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Closing Address Mayor Cllr. Kieran Dennison Working Together for Success @KieranDennison
    180. 180. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Fingal Ambassadors Be an ambassador for Fingal Working Together for Success
    181. 181. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Closing Address Mayor Cllr. Kieran Dennison Working Together for Success @KieranDennison
    182. 182. Fingal County Council fingal.ie Working Together for Success Fingal Mayor’s Economic Conference 2014 Supporting Business
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