Grants of over €350,000 have been allocated to over 24 projects through the Kerry Local Enterprise Office.
This funding has the capacity to create over 80 jobs.
Kerry County Council has allocated over 1.1 million euro for the operation of the office in 2017.
This allocation is expected to be confirmed in the first quarter of the new year.
The office is designed as one-stop shop for entrepreneurs and existing micro and small businesses including accessing funding, mentoring and training.
The office also worked to support women in business, engaged with schools and ran Kerry’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition.