The WDC hosts the programme manager for the West Regional Enterprise Plans (WREP) and in 2022 provided maternity cover for the Northwest programme manager. This brought increased regional cohesion and allowed the regional Entreprises plans to work on a number of cross- regional initiatives.
The Regional Enterprise Plans are a Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment initiative. The plans are developed by regional stakeholders and focus on undertaking collaborative initiatives that can help deliver enterprise growth in each of the nine regions across Ireland. They are an important part of the Programme for Government commitment to achieving more balanced regional enterprise development.
Plans for the West and Northwest were launched in early 2022. The plans consist of high-level strategic objectives and specific actions. Each objective has a dedicated working group to deliver on the actions.