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IDA Ireland appoints Will Corcoran as Midwest Business Development Manager for the Midwest

Will Corcoran: Welcome the newest team member for the IDA Midwest 

IDA Ireland appoints Will Corcoran as Midwest Business Development Manager for the Midwest 


IDA Ireland is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Regional Business Development Manager for the Mid West Region.




A native of County Tipperary, Will Corcoran has worked in the San Francisco Bay area for nine years, in the areas of trade development, sales and, most recently as sales and marketing executive with IDA Ireland based in our offices in Mountain View where he was responsible for the Content, Consumer and Business Services portfolio and Technology portfolio in Colorado. 


A NY qualified attorney-at-Law, Will holds a Bachelor of Laws in Law and European Studies from the University of Limerick.

The Mid West Region comprises counties Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary. IDA Ireland has 125 client companies who collectively employ 18,948.

Over the period 2014-2018 IDA won a substantial number of investments for the Mid-West region.  They represent a combination of new name investments, expansions from existing overseas companies in Ireland and R&D investments.

Martin Shanahan, IDA Ireland CEO, said, “The Mid West Region is one of Ireland’s fastest-growing regions for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Since the launch of our strategy Winning 2015-2019 there has been an unprecedented series of investments.

“Will has the right breadth and scope of experience for this important role and I believe he will be a significant asset to us in working to attract further investment to the Mid West Region,” he added.

Will, who will be based in the agency’s Mid West IDA offices on the National Business & Technology Park in Limerick, is very much looking forward to taking up the role.

Will said, “I’m delighted and looking forward to beginning the all-important engagement with regional stakeholders and future collaboration with them. The Mid West is a vibrant and dynamic region these days having seen substantial Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in recent years.  Clusters have developed in Life Sciences, Technology and Financial Services, generating significant employment. 

“The region has a strong value proposition thanks to its accessibility and connectivity, excellent third level institutes UL and LIT, its strong skills pool and the availability of good property solutions for potential investors. Even so, competition for Foreign Direct Investment continues to be fierce and all investment is hard-won.  Winning new investment for the Mid West will be a challenge, but one I relish,” he added.

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.