A diverse region spanning 6 counties from the East to North West coasts of Ireland, the Border Region is home to a diverse range of FDI companies. High value manufacturing, in life sciences and engineering, along with international services, financial services and technology are the key sectors in which the FDI base operates.
The region, which includes counties Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan and Louth has a population of 514,891. There are several IDA business parks located in the region which is home to many world-renowned multinationals including Abbott; Stiefel,a GSK Company; Zeus Industrial Products; UnitedHealth Group; Avantcard; eBay; PayPal; Coca-Cola; Xerox; CG Power Systems; International Fund Services and Becton Dickinson & Co.
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The Border Region has a ready supply of a young educated workforce. This is fuelled by the region’s close proximity to a large number of third-level institutions with a combined student cohort of over 175,000 and approximately 47,000 graduates each year.
There are two universities and five Institutes of Technology located in the Border catchment area providing strong industry links and significant research capabilities across a wide range of industry sectors. The Institutes of Technology in Letterkenny, Sligo and Dundalk have a long track of deliverying research, development, innovation and entrprise solutions to industry, ranking from multinational companies to locally based SMEs.
Excellent infrastructure and close proximity to Dublin and Belfast, in the east, with access to five airports and five deep-sea ports, provides the Border Region with very strong value propositions for clients. This area also enjoys the lowest latency transatlantic telecommunications link through the Hibernian Networks telecoms infrastructure ‘Project Kelvin’, connecting the Border Region to North America and Europe.
For those looking to escape the stress, overcrowding and exorbitant prices of big city life, the Border area is a gateway to tranquillity, stunning scenery, rugged coastline and numerous beaches. There is a host of outdoor activities on offer, from top class surfing, sailing, hill walking and fishing, to spectacular golf links. Living in the area has the added incentive of competitive housing prices and reduced traffic congestion.
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Today An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Frances Fitzgerald TD joined Bill Graebel, CEO of Graebel Companies Inc., to announce the official opening of the company’s newly established Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Financial Shared Services and Operations Centre in Dundalk and the creation of 125 new jobs within the next three years. Recruitment is already underway.
2016 marks second year of record growth - Companies adding 11,842 jobs net
Creation of 50 new jobs and investment of €40 million over 4 years
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