One third of small businesses in enterprise centres shut down
A third of small businesses in enterprise centres around the country have permanently closed.
84% of the businesses - tenants of a large network of enterprise centres and remote working hubs - have closed temporarily due to the pandemic.
However, 33% have shut down permanently, according to a survey carried out for the National Association of Community Enterprise Centres.
On a more optimistic note, the survey found there are 10,000 vacant places in remote working hubs available to assist multinationals, Irish SMEs and start-ups throughout smaller towns and rural Ireland post pandemic.
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