Series of initiatives developed by KCC to support economic recovery

Kerry County Council has developed a series of initiatives to support Kerry’s economic recovery following COVID-19 restrictions.

The targeted initiatives and strategies are to support businesses, and include promoting Kerry as a positive place to work and visit.

The council is working closely with agencies and key sectors of the local economy on these supports and initiatives.

Among the initiatives already put in place or being advanced over the coming weeks is the promotion and marketing of Kerry as a safe place to work and do business, and to visit when restrictions are eased.

The plans also include the development of a ‘Safe Destination’ programme to attract domestic tourists, and a ‘Discover Your County’ programme to support the hospitality industry.

There’s bespoke COVID-19 compliance training for hospitality/retail in conjunction with Kerry Education and Training Board and IT Tralee.

Work is also underway on physical planning in towns and destinations to ensure social distancing and support the reopening of businesses.The council’s Economic Recovery Team is co-ordinating all of these along with two supporting sub-committees.

The Business and Sectoral Representatives Group brings together key sectoral representatives to ensure Kerry is speaking with one voice and leading the promotion of Kerry as a positive place to work and visit.

The Interagency Business Advisory Team is focused on supporting businesses and charting how the sector can recover.