The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (DJEI, formerly through Forfás), conducts an Annual Business Survey of Economic Impact (ABSEI) with client companies of the three development agencies (IDA Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and Údarás na Gaeltachta) with 10 or more employees.
The aim of the survey is to provide vital economic information on Irish and Foreign enterprises in terms of their output and their expenditure in the Irish economy, i.e. sales & exports, payroll, material & services expenditure (including proportion from Ireland), corporation tax, research & development and training.
The economic contribution of these agency-assisted firms are presented in an aggregated time series and tracked over time. The data on individual companies are also used by the agencies in their day-to-day working relationship with their clients.
Insight Statistical Consulting have been selected to conduct the ABSEI for the forthcoming two years covering agency-assisted firms’ performance in 2015/16 and 2016/17.