Welcome to Ardee Business Park & Training Centre
Ardee Community Development Company (ACDC) Ltd. is community owned, not for profit Social Enterprise, which came into being in 1998. It was the brainchild of a number of local individuals who saw the need for a community response to the high unemployment levels, the low level of inward investment and the lack job creation opportunities in the Ardee region. From this modest, and idealistic, beginning Ardee Community Development Company is now regarded as one of the most successful and innovative community initiatives in the country.
Since its inception it established Ardee Business Park, a mix of office and industrial rental space (20,000ft2) and achieved FETAC/QQI approved training centre. It is estimated that over 300 jobs have been created in the region as a result of its initiatives.
ACDC’s most recent innovation is the establishment of ‘The Northeast Regional Food Centre’ is seen as a first step in making Ardee the central hub for small scale food producers in the North East Region. It comprises of a fully equipped timeshare kitchen designed for food research/new product development/small scale batch production and fledgling food producers. A linked dedicated training facility will be used to provide training in all aspects of food production and regulations for food businesses. Separate manufacturing food units are available for small start-ups.
This most recent initiative is in keeping with ACDC’s mission statement –“Dedicated to Ardee and its Economy”.