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For the 38,600 people who live here in Strabane it is a very special place. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty throughout its rural area and the river setting for the town has long been overlooked as a setting of tranquillity because of the need to protect the town from natural flooding. However, it is also special in other, more difficult ways. It is, and consistently has been, an area where economic difficulties seem to be a persistent fact of life.
A peripheral cross border location and historical under investment have served to constrain economic growth in Strabane. Coupled with these obstacles, Strabane has also had to contend with job losses due to a declining manufacturing sector. Landmark projects including environmental improvement programmes in Strabane, the Strabane by-pass, the new ASDA store and related investing retailers are acting as catalysts for growth in the area. Renewed confidence in the private housing sector is evidence of emerging economic buoyancy for Strabane.
The demand for housing in Strabane is at an all time high, as exemplified by the raft of new housing developments. This demand comes from people who wish to invest their lives in Strabane, not just their money.
We strive to grow and sustain businesses and look to a better future for Strabane District.
We are confident that with the continued help and encouragement of all local statutory and voluntary bodies, we can promote Strabane in the best possible way to attract investment in the district, assist our indigenous businesses /retail sector, help to sustain and create jobs, and lobby for a better environment for the growth of the people and the place.
If you have a query on economic development please contact Geraldine Stafford, Economic Development Manager, Strabane District Council on 028 71 381303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Economic Development Manager
Strabane District Council
47 Derry Road
Strabane BT82 8DY Tel. 028 71 382204
Economic Development Projects are part-funded by the European Union Structural Funds through the EU Building Sustainable Prosperity Funding