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American Chamber of Commerce Ireland hosts Mid-West conference in Limerick



American Chamber: Pictured L-R Karen Frawley, Deloitte, Catherine Duffy, AmCham Board Member and Mid-Western Chair, Anne-marie Tierney-Le Roux, Head of Regional Development, IDA Ireland, Carin Bryans, 2020 AmCham President and Mark Redmond, CEO AmCham Ireland. Picture: Arthur Ellis.

American Chamber of Commerce Ireland hosts Mid-West conference in Limerick

Delivering greater connectivity is vital in attracting, retaining and advancing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the Mid-West Region, an American Chamber of Commerce Ireland conference heard. The region continues to diversify, with Limerick home to world-leading advanced manufacturing and R&D activity.

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Pictured receiving the Cairdeas Award from Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan and Mark Gantly, AmCham President were Lucy O’Hara and Colm O’Byrne, Limerick Suicide Watch. Picture: Arthur Ellis.




In terms of achieving this connectivity, American Chamber said that accelerating the delivery of Project Ireland 2040 should remain a top priority and that a well-serviced airport and road infrastructure are vital for investors. The strategic importance to the business community of Shannon Airport was discussed at the event, along with the need for key infrastructure such as the M20 being delivered swiftly.

At the conference, the American Chamber highlighted the importance of keeping Ireland’s door open for investment in light of global economic and political uncertainties like Brexit. The Chamber said that this investment should be encouraged right across the country and beyond just the larger cities.

The Chamber welcomed Budget 2020, which it said moves to put education, innovation, and skills at the heart of Ireland’s investment offering, demonstrating that Ireland’s door remains firmly open to international business.

American Chamber’s ‘Mid-West Conference’ was hosted in Adare Manner in Limerick. Speakers included Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan and leaders from US multinational companies based in Ireland and beyond.

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