LIMERICK has claimed six titles in the European Cities of the Future Awards hosted by FDI magazine, an international news and foreign direct investment magazine published by The Financial Times.
Among the honours claimed by Limerick were its victory in the Ones to Watch category. It also won separate bespoke awards categories, Development Plan, Education, Skills and Training, Encouraging Innovation, Incentives and Project Wins.
Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr James Collins said, “This is further international recognition of the remarkable transformation in Limerick. The award is for City of The Future and five years ago we as a Council looked into the future to see what type of Limerick we would like to have in 2030.
“The aim was to create 12,000 jobs in 15 years. Those 12,000 new jobs have been created in just five years. There has been over €1bn invested in Limerick’s economy. We are partners in pilot projects to make Limerick a Smart City that maximises technology, and clean energy.”
Mayor Collins noted the council were also “planning improvements to our transport system and to our public realm” as well as using planning laws to “encourage inner city business and inner city living.”