Small companies across Cavan and Monaghan will benefit from a huge change that will make then eligible for Government export grants.
That's according to Cavan Fine Gael Senator, Joe O'Reilly. He was speaking after Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar made the announcement which extends the mandate of Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) to target new exporters.
Senator O'Reilly said the change will "significantly strengthen" small companies across this region that want to grow internationally and evolve their business.
"LEOs are a crucial network and will now target new exporters by providing direct grants to firms who employ more than ten and are operating in the manufacturing and internationally traded services sectors.
"The move announced by my Fine Gael colleague and Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar, aims to develop the range of advisory services available to all companies with up to 50 employees, including those operating in the locally traded sector.," he added.