When making a decision to invest in a location, companies take into account a multitude of factors. As a starting point, companies are looking for a location with the appropriate mix of available talent, a competitive tax environment, a supportive pro-business ecosystem in terms of incentives and a cost-competitive place to live and work.
In 2015 Forbes named Ireland “Best Country in the World for Business”.
Let’s see why
- Ireland ranked 1st in the world for availability of skilled labour
- Low tax, pro-business environment with 12.5% corporate tax rate and 68 double taxation treaties in place
- Ireland ranks in the top 10 in the Global Innovation Index 2013 and supports this with generous R+D tax credits of 25%.
- First in the world for inward investment by quality and value, 1st in Europe for the number of investment jobs per capita
- Ireland is ranked in the top 10 countries in the world whose education system meets the needs of a competitive economy
- Ireland is the only English-speaking country in the Eurozone
- Ireland offers barrier-free access to over 500 million consumers in Europe – the world’s largest single market
- Ireland has the freest economy in the whole of the Euro-Zone
- Ireland is ranked in the top 10 easiest places in Europe to do business
- Irish businesses are feeling more optimistic about the economic outlook than they were 12 months ago and have increased expectations of investing more in their businesses and hiring new staff this year.