85,000 people in the United States are employed by 520 Irish companies through Foreign Direct Investment.
Enterprise Ireland announced that in 2018, there was more than 520 Enterprise Ireland supported companies operating in the United States directly employing more than 85,000 and supporting 954 locations, across all 50 States.
Ireland is now the ninth largest source of foreign direct investment into the United States at $146.2 billion. Additionally, in 2018, Enterprise Ireland-supported companies opened 60 new operations in the U.S.
On March 13th, An Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar, will host a business development roundtable with leading Irish companies with plans to further invest in the U.S.
The roundtable participants will discuss opportunities for Irish companies to continue to expand their U.S. operations, and how the Irish government can support additional investment and growth.
In addition to Wednesday’s events in Washington, D.C., and in one of the largest Enterprise Ireland economic missions, more than 110 Enterprise Ireland supported companies are participating in commercial events and meetings across the U.S. during the week of St. Patrick’s Day with the goal of advancing partnerships and driving new business.