US-based Forbes magazine has ranked Ireland as one of the best countries in the world for business. More than 1,150 international companies have operations here, across technology, pharmaceuticals, biosciences, financial services and manufacturing.

The AEC boasts four global propositions for your company to invest in. Converging talent, technology, tax and innovation in the North West, West, Mid West or South West. Let’s grow together.

The Atlantic region nurtures high-growth companies, helping them consolidate and cement their success in an unrivalled setting.

Location and local talent plays a big role in achieving that success, with a sense of place helping employers and employees alike to thrive.

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North West

A diverse region spanning six counties, the North West and 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 future technologies such as AI, are the key sectors in which the FDI base operates.

Invest in Letterkenny

Invest in Sligo

Galway and the West

Galway and the West region has been continuously endorsed by global brands in Life Sciences, Software Development, Telecommunications and Gaming industries. These knowledge-intensive companies are drawn to the area due to the skilled, multi-lingual workforce and local expertise in Business, Science, Engineering and Management.

Invest in Galway

Invest in Mayo


Multi-national companies employ over 14,000 staff in the Mid-West of Ireland. It is home to 115 IDA client companies with particular emphasis on the ICT, Life Sciences, Engineering and Content, Consumer and Business Services sectors. The region’s FDI base is concentrated at the National Technology Park adjoining the University of Limerick Campus, at IDA Raheen Business Park and at locations adjoining Shannon International Airport in County Clare.


Invest in Limerick

South West

With global names such as Apple, Pfizer and Amazon, the South West of Ireland, which includes Kerry, has developed into a thriving hub of Technology, Life Sciences and Business Services operations. It is home to 158 multinational companies, which employ 30,419 directly.


Invest in Kerry

Accelerating Growth along the AEC

Considerable additionality and supports assist this region to thrive and are derived by Údarás na Gaeltachta. Údarás encourages investment in the Gaeltacht through a range of generous financial and non-financial incentives for new and existing enterprises in the Gaeltacht.

Over 7,000 people are currently employed full time in Údarás na Gaeltachta client companies and these companies have a significant a economic impact and make a substantial contribution to the Irish economy. Find out more by exploring what Údarás has to offer

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