Dennis Naughten believes it would stimulate job creation in the region.
A midlands TD is calling for enhanced tax relief for those investing in businesses across the region.
Roscommon-Galway deputy Denis Naughten is looking for increased incentives to promote job creation and support the expansion of local, midlands businesses.
The independent TD says Offaly, Westmeath and Laois are facing economic catastrophe, with thousands of jobs in jeopardy amid the closure of Bord na Móna power stations.
Deputy Naughten wants the Finance Minister to put measures in place that will support rural areas: