Monthly Archives: May 2016

Why Broadband is so Important – Insights on the Digital Economy

Insights from the Digital Economy Conference, May 2016 The Digital Economy Now The WDC has consistently argued for improved broadband infrastructure and services for the Western Region and indeed all rural areas. The WDC believe that broadband is the single … Continue reading

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Impact of Sectors on Western Region’s Jobs Recovery

Our last blog post examined the role that sectors play in regional GVA.  Sectors also have a huge impact on the pattern of jobs growth.  Following on from our April WDC Insights publication ‘Jobs Recovery in the Western Region’, the … Continue reading

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What makes up the regional economies? The role of sectors in the regions and their contribution to the national economy.

Continuing our examination of the recently published CSO figures on regional GDP, in this post the importance of the three main sectors (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; Manufacturing, Building and Construction; Market and Non Market Services) in the economy of each … Continue reading

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