An exceptional workforce Ireland is the 12th most competitive country in the world, according to the 2020 IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook. This comes as a result of Ireland’s flexibility, adaptability and productivity in industry. And all of this comes down to its skilled workforce. These rankings are also due in part to the multinational companies currently operating in Dublin and their employees – who number in excess of
Since the 1950s, Ireland has pursued a vision of ‘industrialisation by invitation’. Today, it benefits hugely from the welcoming business environment it has created. Throughout the years, FDI companies from the US, Europe and further afield have all invested in Ireland.
Why FDI companies come to Ireland
Ireland’s strong legal and regulatory landscape contributes to Dublin’s reputation as an attractive and stable place to do business.
EU and Eurozone membership, a young, well-educated, English-speaking workforce and a competitive corporate tax rate all help too. The business-friendly environment here has enticed thousands of international companies set up shop in Dublin.
As a result, huge inflows of foreign direct investment have come here on a sustained basis – especially from the US. American firms make up 70% of the foreign direct investment into Ireland. Europe contributes 20%, while the rest is made up of investment from FDI companies in other parts of the world.
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Connectivity is a defining feature of modern economies as global communities, economies and countries become closely linked. Dublin is Ireland’s capital city and is closely connected to the rest of the island by road and rail. Its air, sea and digital links also guarantee excellent connectivity with the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. Then, in terms of global connectivity, its strong digital infrastructure keeps businesses connected to their staff and customers around the world too. The city’s exceptional connectivity is just one of many reasons to consider investing in Dublin. Digit
Exceptionally well-educated workers, four of Forbes's top Most Innovative Companies and all the vibrancy of a European capital city: Dublin is where you want to be.