Enterprise Ireland client companies saw the best export growth and net job creation last year in over a decade, its annual report shows.
EI companies exported a record €17.1 billion worth of goods and services in 2013, up 8% on the previous year. They also created a net increase of 5,442 new jobs – the largest net increase in ten years. Enterprise Ireland said this highlights the clear link between strong export growth in new and existing worldwide markets, and job creation here.
Enterprise Ireland also brought over 1,100 international buyers to Ireland to meet client companies here. The state agency opened new offices in Istanbul in Turkey and Austin in Texas, which brings its overseas network to 30 international offices.
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