Why Shannon Ireland?

It is not surprising that Ireland is ranked #1 in the world for inward investment. It's not just that our strategic location between the American and European continents places us right at the heart of the trading world. Ireland offers so many advantages... and Westpark Shannon adds many more.

Westpark Shannon: All of the advantages Ireland Offers - and many more

Why Locate in Ireland and the Atlantic Way Corridor?

It is not surprising that Ireland is ranked #1 in the world for inward investment. Our strategic location between the American and European continents places us right at the heart of the trading world. And, we consistently score highly for the ease of doing business, availability of skilled labour, our ‘can do, will do’ drive, our investment incentives, our investment in research and innovation and for connectivity and overall competitiveness.

Nowhere are the advantages that Ireland offers more prevalent than in the Atlantic Way Region.
 

Talent - Our predominantly young work-force is capable, innovative and committed to achievement. Westpark Shannon is at the heart of the Atlantic Way Business Corridor – an exceptional business and lifestyle region that attracts and retains experienced top-tier talent and has a strong flow of highly educated graduates.

Education - Ireland leads in the skills race with a higher percentage of third level graduates than the UK, US and OECD averages.  

Westpark enjoys a strong graduate flow from the University of 
Limerick, The National University of Ireland Galway and from 
the Region's 4 Technological institutes

Track Record - Over 1,000 multinational companies have already chosen Ireland as their strategic European base, with close to 40% of investment located in the wider Atlantic Way Region. Locate here and you join companies like Apple, Dell, Intel, GECAS, AerCap, Molex, Element Six, Pepper, Cook Medical, Vistakon and Northern Trust.

Technology - Significant state investment in R&D helps ensure Ireland stays at the forefront of technological innovation.

Taxation - Ireland’s Corporation Tax Rate is firmly fixed at 12.5% and we have comprehensive double taxation agreements with over 70 countries.

European Market - Companies located in Ireland benefit from barrier-free access to over 500 million consumers in Europe (28% of World GDP). The economy of Europe is the largest and most affluent economy in the world. Ireland’s membership of the Eurozone also reduces the costs and risks associated with currency exchange for those who chose Ireland as their European host country. 

English Speaking - We are the only English-speaking country that operates within the euro currency zone.

When you locate at the Westpark Shannon International Business Campus you will enjoy all these advantages in a thriving, globally-connected business and lifestyle region which will provide significant strategic advantages for your business.

 

Ireland's Accolades


#1 in World
for inward investment - by quality and value

#1 in World
for availability of skilled labour 

#1 in World 
for flexibility and adaptability of workforce 

#1 in World 
for investment incentives

#2 in World 
for Global Connectedness

Top  Ten 
World’s most innovative countries