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1850 new jobs to be created over next three years – Bruton

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton today announced that 1850 jobs will be created over the next three years by 122 High Potential Start-Up companies.

Minister Bruton was speaking as he announced the results of the Enterprise Ireland High Potential Start Ups programme 2013, which showed that:

  • 1850 new jobs will be created over the next three years by 122 High Potential Start Up companies
  • 103 new High Potential Start Up companies received investments from Enterprise Ireland during 2013, the highest number of new HPSUs supported during a single year and ahead of target
  • 41 female-led HPSU projects won investments during 2013, a major rise from 16 in 2012, as a number of women-specific initiatives by EI showed results
  • 2013 also saw a rise in the number of overseas entrepreneurs setting up their businesses in Ireland, and overseas projects represent 15% of the HPSU class of 2013

Speaking at the launch Minister Bruton said:

The results published today show that the HPSU programme goes from strength to strength, with more companies, more overseas companies, more female-led companies, and more jobs than previous years. Enterprise Ireland deserve real credit for these achievements.

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