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For over a decade the WDC has led the region in the development of its creative economy

In 2008 the WDC commissioned the Creative West, report which showed the region’s CE value as €534 M in terms of turnover and 11,000 direct employees. In 2017  a more recent overview undertaken by NUI Galway that showed that the sector direct employment had grown by 11.7%.


The creative sector is broadly defined as ‘Occupations and industries centred on creativity, for the production and distribution of original goods and services. It includes businesses such as architecture, designers, publishers and software developers.

Through our engagement with almost 400 creative SME’s in the region (many receiving direct supports), and connecting them with hundreds more globally, together we have developed new goods and services and secured or created employment in the CE.

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