Western Development Commission (WDC) is a government institution that offers economic and social development services to Galway, Clare, Mayo, Roscommon, Donegal, Leitrim, and Sligo counties. It provides employment creation; population growth, employment patterns, education levels, and social exclusion analysis; and infrastructure development services. Additionally, the commission offers telecommunication, public transport, and renewable energy sectors development services in rural areas. It also provides business development services in rural tourism, marine, technology, and organic agriculture sectors. WDC was founded in 1997 and is based in Ballaghaderreen, Ireland.