The South East Action Plan for Jobs have commissioned Pixelpod, Wexford to develop a branding and marketing strategy for the South East Region that will showcase the best the region has to offer to a national and international audience. For more information visit http://www.seapj.ie/ireland-south-east/

As part of developing this strategy we are currently seeking the insights of businesses who have located to the South East of Ireland (Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford). We will use the data collected from this survey to help develop a marketing and brand strategy for the region to promote South East Ireland as an ideal place to live and work. We appreciate your time spent completing this survey. We would be grateful if you could forward a link to this survey to your business contacts that also fit this profile.

All responses to this survey will be kept strictly confidential and are reported only in aggregate form or in a manner that does not allow individual responses to be identified.

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* 1. Name of your company and your role

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* 2. Which of the following factors were most important to you when deciding to move to the South East and establish a base here? (Please indicate the level of importance to you).

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Business supports
Low business costs
High standard of living for you and staff
Good work-life balance
Access to skilled employees
Ideal location to ports and airports
Beautiful scenery
Activities and attractions

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* 3. Did you consider any other locations in Ireland or abroad?

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* 4. What is your opinion on the supports available to businesses like yours in the region and were they useful to you when setting up here?

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* 5. Does/did locating here pose any challenges and if so how do you/did you overcome them?

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* 6. How would you rate the work-life balance in this region versus other places you have lived and worked?

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* 8. What channels have you found most useful to recruit new talent?

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