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Shannon Development
When Shannon Free Airport Development Company, or Shannon Development, as we are known today, was formally inaugurated in 1959, ambitious plans were put in place for the development of Shannon as an industrial and tourist location. At that time, transit passengers accounted for almost all traffic at Shannon Airport and the Shannon Free Zone did not exist. However, a new era was about to dawn which was to have significant spin-off effects for the entire Shannon area.
    Set up to promote Shannon International Airport in the post-jet era, Shannon Development is today Ireland’s only dedicated regional economic development company. The Company’s brief is to drive regional economic development in the wider Shannon area, known as the Shannon Region. This covers an area of some 10,000 square kilometres spanning counties Clare, Limerick, North Tipperary, South Offaly and North Kerry, which collectively have a population of over 450,000 people.
    Our first Annual Report covering the period from inauguration to March 31, 1960, recorded that definite arrangements to begin manufacture had been made with 10 overseas firms and that these would employ approximately 580 within a year. There was a shortage of staff to work in these new industries which necessitated attracting ‘Irishmen’ to return from abroad. Ireland had entered the Industrial Age. The Shannon Region has come a long way since those pioneering days.