“The Mid West centred on the power of the river Shannon is an extraordinary region. Its richness comes from the strength of its people, and its sense of place. LIT is a key development asset in the region, responsive to the needs of industry, and fully reflective of the competitive nature of modern industry. 2,000 industry-ready graduates join the workforce from LIT every year, the majority finding employment within the region. Just as we reflect the spirit of competition, so too the Mid-West Skills Expo is uniquely positioned at the confluence of sport and business to bring you straight to the heart of what this region is about.”
Vincent Cunnane – President of LIT
There are 115 FDI client companies employing over 14,000 staff in the Midwest.
Dell, Johnson & Johnson, Vistakon, Intel, Cook Medical, Northern Trust, Shannon Aerospace, Lufthansa Technik, Regeneron & Shannon Aerospace.
9 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies globally are located within 2 hours drive of Limerick city, while 19 of the top 25 medical devices companies are located within 90 minutes of Limerick.
(Source: IDA Ireland)
Companies in the Midwest region are constantly expanding. This results in continuous, skilled career opportunities. New companies are also setting up in the Midwest regularly as foreign companies view Ireland as a gateway to the European market.
The Midwest region is home to 67,000 students and produces over 20,000 graduates each year. There are great opportunities for students & graduates in business, management, science, health, engineering and technology sectors.
Limerick is a long established and proven location for international business, committed to innovation and economic growth. Limerick is home to The Nexus Innovation Centre & the Hartnett Enterprise Acceleration Centre.