An American candidate running in Galway City West has said that his main goal is to directly influence the local community by bringing in companies from the US.
Marc Anderson has 14 years of experience as an engineer and moved to Ireland five years ago after meeting his now-fiancée, who is from Galway.
Mr Anderson, from Leargán, Knocknacarra, said that as an American who grew up in business, with a father that was a chief executive at a number of US companies, he understands the process American businesses go through when looking at new locations. “Galway could provide an attractive package to these companies,” he said.
Among the Medtronic employee’s other priorities are lobbying for the bypass to the city as, he said, this will directly benefit residents on the west of the city, and also attract American business.
He also said that a number of locations in Galway City West were last zoned in the 1990s, and since then the area has changed significantly and this needs a “complete review in 2015 with a vision of future expansion”.
Mr Anderson also said the prom has been severely battered by the recent storms, and is not designed for future storms. “Not only does the prom need rebuilt in an attractive manner, but it needs to be reviewed by a professional engineer to understand how to prevent future damage,” he said.