Answered on May 28, 2013
Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of site visits arranged by the Industrial Development Agency in the past year on a county basis.
Reply from Minister Richard Bruton: Details of the number of IDA sponsored site visits by potential investors during 2012 on a county by county basis are set out in the attached tabular statement.
2012 was a very successful year in terms of attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) to this country with 145 investments won. During 2012, a total of 12,722 new jobs were created in IDA supported companies. The net number of new jobs created, at 6,570 is the highest in a decade. The IDA client base now employs 152,785 people in full and part time employment, a level last recorded before the financial crisis began in 2008.
<< Table of IDA sponsored Site Visits on a County Basis for 2012
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