Contracts have been signed at the Civic Office in Carrickmacross for a second working hub in the town. Works on the C-Tek 11 building are expected to being in March.
Cllr PJ O'Hanlon says workers and small businesses will be able to access the hub by late next year. Speaking to Northern Sound, he pointed out that the future for small towns in rural Ireland lay in the creation of space for employees to 'work from home'.
He added that if this latest building is as popular at the first one, a third hub will be developed accordingly. "Are we going to see Google or Amazon in Monaghan? No, we are not.
"But these hubs are creating jobs. As we speak, C-Tek 1 in Carrickmacross has approximately 70 people daily in it. Those people if they want to buy their lunch or do their shopping, they go up the main street, they go into different premises and they get what they want there.
"The money they are spending is going straight into the town of Carrickmacross," Cllr O'Hanlon said.