The accumulative announcement of 700 plus jobs in Limerick over recent days has reaffirmed the city and region’s rising status as a major destination for inward investment.
Said Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr. James Collins: “Today’s announcement of 100 new posts by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care (Ireland) as part of a €100m expansion, on top of the commitments by Edward Lifesciences and FundRock on Friday of a further 645 jobs, shows that Limerick has taken its place as a competitive and attractive city for international investment.
“Johnson & Johnson already employs more than 1,000 people in Limerick and today’s announcement, in addition to the further jobs it brings, deepens their commitment to the city and region.”
Pat Daly, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Economic Development, Limerick City and County Council, also welcomed the news. “The decision by Johnson & Johnson to further invest in Limerick is proof that the Mid-West is an increasingly attractive place to do business. The growth our city and county is achieving, growth that is essential in the context of balanced regional development, didn’t just happened overnight. It is as a result of strategic planning that goes back to the launch of our Limerick 2030 Economic and Spatial Plan.
“As a region we have much to offer in terms of Foreign Direct Investment, not least an exceptionally skilled, educated, high-calibre workforce, competitive cost of living and doing business, access through an international airport at Shannon and the supply of high-quality office space coming on-stream.”