NEWS BRIEF: Irish firms eyeing Atlanta for expansion prospects

Trade officials respond to area’s growth

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The Republic of Ireland will be stepping up its business presence in Atlanta with a visit this week from Irish trade officials responding to the area’s growing status as a hub for multinational corporations. Atlanta is now home to 29 of North America’s largest corporations; it has one of the largest economies in the nation with a GDP of $422.2bn, “and it is one of the top five best metros for business climate,” according to the Independent newspaper.

The trade mission of executives from Enterprise Ireland and the country’s Industrial Development Agency will focus on working with “technology associations and city authorities to create a real presence and supportive conditions for Irish companies to expand and grow in this vibrant market,” the paper said. independent.ie