IDA Ireland today welcomed the news that the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2012 ranks Ireland very favourably in a number of key areas important for Foreign Direct Investment.

The influential data, used by global companies, location consultants and professional firms, highlights that Ireland possesses an extensive pool of highly skilled graduates available to a range of industries, among them ICT, life sciences, financial services and digital media. Executives in the survey pinpoint Ireland’s skill base as a key attraction of the country as an inward investment location.