Economy In Midlands County Is "Flying" - Mullingar Chamber

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However the chamber is calling for a stronger focus on small businesses.

Figures on commercial vacancies show the economy in Westmeath is 'flying', according to Mullingar Chamber

Westmeath is the only county below the national average of commercial vacancies in midlands, from the Geo Directory Commercial Buildings Report, at 12.7%.

Both Offaly and Laois were above average at 15.9% and 14.8% respectively.

Mullingar Chamber's spokesperson for Economic Development, Investment and Tourism, John Geoghegan says this creates an opportunity for the county:

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