Economic & Enterprise Development Strategy Lanesboro/Ballyleague

Development of an Economic and Enterprise Development Strategy for Lanesborough/Ballyleague: Community Survey 

Future Analytics Consulting Ltd (FAC) has been appointed by Longford and Roscommon County Councils to prepare an Economic and Enterprise Development Strategy (EEDS) for Lanesborough/Ballyleague. The Strategy will develop and deliver an effective short, medium and long-term path to enterprise and job creation in the area, building on existing and planned investment and innovation initiatives.

Lanesborough/Ballyleague is currently undergoing the Just Transition process with the forthcoming closure of the Lough Ree Power Station. The development of this Strategy must be wholly cognisant of this process and will be informed by the significant work undertaken by the local community in recent years. This includes the extensive work which has fed into the preparation and publication of the Lanesborough/ Ballyleague Local Action Plan 2018. The Strategy must also be shaped to address the current economic context and the implications of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

In line with this, the project team seek to develop a comprehensive understanding of specific community needs and to gather feedback on core priority areas. Your participation in this community survey will inform and guide the development of this Strategy and the key actions and outcomes arising from it. It is anticipated that this Strategy will be utilised by Longford and Roscommon County Councils in tailoring and advancing specific actions which will facilitate enterprise and economic development in a plan-led manner, with a focus on revitalising the villages and accommodating economic growth in the short-term.

 Please participate here by the 28th August 2020:

 All responses to this survey are anonymous, with the findings retained only for the purpose of informing the development of this project, unless otherwise agreed by the respondent.

If you would like to discuss the project or survey in greater detail please contact Aoife Doyle at

Many thanks in advance for your participation.