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Bruton departs on 5-day 6-city trade and investment mission to USA

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton today today departs on a 5-day, 6-city trade and investment mission to Texas

and the Mid-Western USA, organised by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland.

This is Minister Bruton’s 20th major trade/investment mission since taking

office 38 months ago. This Government has doubled the number of trade

missions since taking office.

The 5-day mission to Houston, Austin, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Grand Rapids

and Chicago includes two legs:

  • 2-day mission to Texas organised by Enterprise Ireland with delegation of 27 Irish companies, including 14 meetings and events targeting opportunities in oil and gas sector
  • 3-day mission to Mid West organised by IDA Ireland, including 10 one-on-one meetings with major multinational companies, focused particularly on pharma, medical devices and tech sectors

The programme also includes interviews with US media as part of the

strategy to communicate Ireland’s recovery around the world, and a meeting

with Texas Governor Rick Perry.

Speaking before departing this weekend, Minister Bruton said:

I am hopeful that the programme of this week can yield real results in

terms of increased export sales, new FDI projects, and ultimately jobs for

Ireland in the near future.

Read the full press release here.