The proposed co:worx facility in Edgeworthstown moved a step closer this week
Longford Fine Gael Senator Micheal Carrigy has said moves to create a state of the art enterprise hub in Edgeworthstown will provide untold benefits to the local economy.
The Ballinalee based politician was speaking after Enterprise Ireland bosses gave the green light for the proposed co:worx hub at the town's former Ulster Bank premises the official green light.
He said: "I am delighted with the approval of funding for the Edgeworthstown project under REDF with the successful re-designation of funds to the Old Ulster Bank building will be redeveloped into an enterprise hub that will facilitate up to 38 people with short- and long-term working spaces.
"This is a project that myself and my colleague Cllr Paul Ross have been working on for the past number of years.
"I would also like to commend the work of Enterprise Ireland on this application and Edgeworthstown Enterprise Hub CLG and Longford County Council and also Minister of State Robert Troy.
"This funding is extremely important to the community of Edgeworthstown and surrounding area”