The Community & Enterprise office is located in Manor West Complex, Rathass, Tralee across from County Buildings.
The core function of the Community & Enterprise Department is to support the Kerry County Development Board. Conscious of the economic downturn and the resultant need for greater collaboration by agencies the Board completed a review of the County Strategy and preparation of an action plan for 2009 to 2012.
The County Strategy: ‘Meitheal Chiarraí – Working Together for our Future 2002 – 2011’ was adopted in April 2002 and represents a set of agreed priorities by all public and local agencies in Kerry on the future development of the County over the next ten years. The Strategy is a statutory document; this means that all public agencies must have regard to the Strategy in developing and implementing their own plans and programmes.
The Kerry County Development Board does not, itself, directly implement the County Strategy but relies on the agencies and organisations operating within the County to deliver and take responsibility for specific elements of implementation.