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Ireland INC US 250 Index 2021, supported by KPMG, launches today

By Business & Finance
23 March 2021

The Ireland INC US 250 Index 2021 launches today, supported by KPMG. This celebrates the strength and value of Irish FDI in the United States.

Today sees the release of the fourth edition of the Ireland INC US 250 Index 2021, supported by KPMG. This year’s Index, comprising 250 of the fastest growing Irish companies investing and operating in the US, truly reflects the strength and value of Irish FDI in the States which currently stands at $235.7 billion.

This year’s Index is presented as a Special Report, with special guest contributions from An Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar; Simon Coveney, Minister for Foreign Affairs; Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance; Sean Davis, Enterprise Ireland; John Jordan, Ornua; Danny McCoy, Ibec; Michael E. Burke, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, Martin Shanahan, CEO IDA Ireland, and more.

Read Ireland INC US 250 Index 2021 Special Report

In 2021, Ireland was the ninth largest contributor of foreign direct investment (FDI) to the United States. Almost 1000 Irish companies are exporting to the US and there are currently almost 1,000 Irish companies across all 50 states, employing over 110,000 people.

Hubert Crehan, Head of FS Markets, KPMG in Ireland, writes in the Index:

With a new administration in Washington, Ireland’s track record of delivering for US business and the prospects for further success for Irish companies in the US, the opportunities for further strengthening of the US/Irish economic relationship are significant.”

Founder and President Ireland INC, Ian Hyland said, “The 250 companies included in the Ireland INC Index are a testament to the entrepreneurial spirit of Irish business and the value the United States places on their offerings and services.

US-Ireland Economic Roundtable will take place on 30th March 2021

Ireland INC has announced its latest US-Ireland Economic Roundtable which is centred on the theme ‘A New Dawn for US-Irish Relations: Strategies to Unlock Limitless Opportunity’. The virtual event will bring together US and Irish business and political leaders to coincide with the launch of the Ireland INC Index.

Moderator Sarah Freeman (Managing Editor of Business & Finance Media Group) will be joined by the following guest panelists:

  • Anne Finucane, Vice Chairman, Bank of America
  • Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence
  • Chairman Richard Neal, Chairman House Ways & Means Committee and Member of United States Congress
  • Congressman Brendan Boyle, Member of United States Congress
  • Seamus Hand, Managing Partner, KPMG Ireland

The panel on the Ireland INC Roundtable will discuss a number of issues including the likelihood and impact of global economic rebound within months, the future prospects for expansion of Irish companies and jobs in US, the implications of the new US administration on relationships between the US, the EU and Ireland and the reality of trading under the deal struck between the EU and Britain.

This webinar takes place Tuesday, 30th March at 15:00 GMT +1. Register here.