- Job Approvals Up 22% versus H1 2016
- 93% of IDA Clients rank growth prospects for their Irish companies from Good to Excellent
(July 5th, 2017) - IDA Ireland, the inward investment agency of the Irish Government has today reported a very strong first half of 2017
Investments approved by IDA in the first half will lead to the creation of over 11,000 (9,100 in 2016) jobs as companies roll out their plans over the coming months and years. Ireland won 114 projects in the first six months of the year. While the investment figure is at the same level as the first half of 2016 – the job content of the investments is higher due to some significant investments of scale.
Lifesciences, Content and Business Services, Technology and International Financial Services all performed strongly in the first half of the year.
Brexit continues to represent both an opportunity and challenge for IDA Ireland and its client companies. The Agency has been in discussions with potential investors for over a year with the majority of the engagement being with Financial Services companies.