Midwest region attracts investment from global players

Midwest region attracts investment from global players
Dennis Curran of the IDA: ‘There has been a strong focus on and delivery against ambitious targets for regional development’ Picture: Maxwells

Shannon proves itself a major hub for foreign direct investment with more than 4,000 jobs created in the last three years

Shannon is home to 58 IDA-supported companies employing 5,665 people.

“Companies such as Lufthansa, Molex, Zimmer and Intel manage key functions of global significance from Shannon, while €3 billion in exports alone can be linked to the Shannon area,” said Dennis Curran, the IDA’s divisional manager for regional business development.

“The area welcomed a new IDA client in 2018 with the decision by Jaguar Land Rover, a world-leading car manufacturer, to establish its software engineering facility in Shannon.

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