Invest in the South East

Invest in the South East


Invest in South East is an interactive experience designed for use on tablet, smartphone and PC.  Information on location, education, lifestyle and existing IDA and indigenous companies is provided through rich images, video and text.

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Waterford ‘Find your Future’

Waterford ‘Find your Future’


The vision for Waterford 2040 ‘Waterford Find your Future’ Brand is to make it the city of choice for inward investment as companies look to invest in Ireland.  The quality of infrastructure, both digital and physical, the access to a skilled labour force of 600,000 people living within 60 minutes of Waterford and with an agenda in terms of sustainability Waterford ticks a lot of the boxes that investors are looking at when they want to invest.

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Invest in Kilkenny

Invest in Kilkenny

Kilkenny is a unique commercial location thanks to its exceptional international connectivity. With quality infrastructure, high calibre talent and a low-cost business environment, Kilkenny is the place where business succeeds. Its vibrant city and rich medieval history make Kilkenny a place where people come not only to make a living but to make a life.
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http://www.investkilkenny.ie/

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Wexford

Wexford

County Wexford is perfectly positioned for investment growth and development. With excellent transport infrastructure, a well-populated catchment area, a highly educated workforce, a third level college campus and a progressive local authority.

Wexford

Carlow

Carlow is perfectly positioned for investment growth and development. With excellent transport infrastructure, a well-populated catchment area, a highly educated workforce, a third level college campus and a progressive local authority.
 

Carlow
Talent

Talent

Companies in the Region can draw from a strong talent pool with key skills in the area of Life Sciences, Med Tech, Engineering and Business Skills (International Business & Financial Services) along with Technology.  Third-level education is provided by Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and Institute of Technology Carlow (IT Carlow), offering an highly engaged student population and strong research capabilities in the areas of Engineering, Medtech, (SEAM) Pharmaceuticals(PMBRC) and Mobile Technology (TSSG).

EDUCATION

Waterford Institute of Technology

WIT is Ireland’s leading research-informed Institute of Technology with a global reputation for innovation and research excellence.  The Institute’s current student population is close to 10,000 across Science and Informatics, Engineering and Architecture, Business, Education, Humanities, Health and Nursing.  The Institute has been focused on creativity and research innovation as a driver of the knowledge society for over 20 years and plays a key role in the Region’s social, cultural and economic development.  It is a truly international environment with students from 70 countries and strategic collaboration partnerships with over 300 education and industry partners. 

Institute of Technology Carlow

IT Carlow has over 9,000 full and part-time students. The college is dynamic, reflecting the needs of industry.  A good example of the latter has been the development of Financial Services courses in conjunction with BNY Mellon in Wexford.  IT Carlow has developed outreach facilities in Wexford (Wexford Campus) and Wicklow.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

The South East Region is a cost competitive location with an enviable quality of life.  Short commute times and easy access to its vibrant towns, rural getaways and coastal villages and resorts make it a very attractive region to live in.  It is home to a number of award-winning Restaurants and Hotels and it is a key location within Ireland’s Ancient East Tourism offering with the richness and variety of its heritage sites.

A huge addition to the Region - Waterford’s stunning Greenway has scooped gold in the coveted All Ireland Community and Council Awards and has been crowned Ireland’s 'Best Tourism Initiative’ in the competition.

Craft and culture is at the heart of the Region with iconic brand Waterford Crystal, the Crafts Council of Ireland, the National Heritage Council, Kilkenny Design Workshops and the National Opera House all located in the Region.  

 

Contact the South East Office

  • BRENDAN MCDONALD

    BRENDAN MCDONALD

    Regional Business Development Manager

    IDA Ireland
    South East Regional Office
    IDA Industrial Park
    Cork Road
    Waterford
    Tel: + 353 51 333055
    Email: idaireland@ida.ie

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