Castlebar has a strong mix of Small, Medium Size (SMEs), Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) companies and State Employment.

The town draws in employees in all sectors from at least a 20km radius. The spin-off is felt is the surrounding smaller towns in the county and demonstrates that the town is a key influencer in the region. The Chamber of Commerce is the representative body for business. The local LEO office is a huge support to start-up and existing businesses and a key enabler for innovation and incubation of start-ups is the iHUB at the GMIT Campus. Enterprise Ireland (EI) and the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) provide excellent support and guidance to their constituent enterprises in the town and will guide you in the choices you wish to make for your business.

  • SMEs include SDS Designs, Pamex, Fibre Pulse, PEL, APS, Roadstone, Duffy Engineering, Olandi Stainless Steel Fabrication and many others who contribute to the innovation and entrepreneurial capabilities in the town.
  • FDI includes Baxter, (50 years supplying dialysis products around the world), Fort Wayne supplying guide wires for the cardiovascular business globally and more recently, Meissner supplying medical grade filtration systems globally. Combined employment is approx. 2,000 people. An enviable track record of world class companies based in Castlebar.
  • State Employment includes Hospitals, Education entities, Mayo County Council, Court Services, Dept of Social Protection and the PULSE system run by An Garda Siochana is based in Castlebar.
  • High end Retail, Hospitality, Leisure, Construction, Motoring, Household Furnishings and Services, and the Professional Services Sector all contribute to

See a sample of businesses in Castlebar and Castlebar Chamber members here and connect with the various state agencies supporting business and entrepreneurship here.