North West Enterprise

August 15, 2019 4:29 pm Published by

Derry City and Strabane District Council (DCSDC) area comprises the second largest city in Northern Ireland. Derry is the “Capital of the North West” and is at the core of the only functional economic city region of its scale which straddles the border into the Republic of Ireland. Derry has an urban population in excess of 100,000. In Derry City there is a higher proportion of young people long-term unemployed. In January 2017, 32% of those claiming long-term unemployment benefit were young people aged under 25 (NI average of 21%). The Enterprise North West develops Enterprise Support Programmes for local SME’s and Social Enterprise / Social Innovation Support for community, voluntary groups and cooperatives.

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