Up to 400 jobs are supported by the CREW Creative Enterprise and Innovation Hub, which is committed to fostering entrepreneurs in the creative sectors.

The Regional Enterprise Development Fund (REDF) programme of Enterprise Ireland is receiving funding totalling more than €3 million.

State Minister Dara Calleary welcomed the staff to the new facility and expressed gratitude for reaching a noteworthy accomplishment.

“Today is an important day for Galway which further enhances the West of Ireland's reputation for creativity coupled with innovation. In Ireland, the creative industries account for 8.9% of national employment, the 2nd highest in Europe as a proportion of overall employment and this will continue to grow as CreaTech and the convergence of art, design, and technology is opening new possibilities for businesses and contributing to economic growth.”

CREW has a boardroom, conference rooms, a podcast studio, and collaborative workplaces.