How Galway is flourishing – and what the city needs next

The city has exited the pandemic thriving, from the arts to medtech to hospitality to innovation – and more strategic investment will allow it to capitalise on its growth

There is a thriving innovation and enterprise development ecosystem in Galway, strongly supported by Galway Local Enterprise Office, Enterprise Ireland and Údarás na Gaeltachta

Post-pandemic Galway has a diverse, distinctive and well-connected economy creating jobs and opportunities, but government attention and funding is needed to ensure it thrives, Kenneth Deery, chief executive, Galway Chamber, said.

“Post-pandemic, manufacturing and industry has performed well, especially in the medtech and tech spaces. Employee headcount is increasing, and companies have buoyant growth ambitions.”

Deery said that interest from IDA companies is strong. “The recent jobs announcements from Signify Health, Biomerics, Medtronic and Boston ...