Invest in Donegal

Why invest in Donegal?

There has never been a better time to invest in Donegal. We have the best of what Ireland has to offer. Our six key reasons to invest include:

 

Competitive and Productive

Competitive and Productive

Donegal is one of the most cost effective locations in Ireland. Employment costs are lower due to our attractive and affordable cost of living. Business growth is driven by a culture of innovation and ambition which is fueling the expansion of companies in the Fintech, Medtech, science, marine, creative, food and tourism sectors.

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Accessible and Connected

Donegal is strategically located with easy links to Europe, the UK and the US. We work closely with our cross border partners in Northern Ireland, across Europe and across the Atlantic to foster and maintain economic connections. There’s easy access to 3 regional airports, to seaports and to our uncongested road network.

Getting Around
Accessible and Connected
Knowledge Economy

Knowledge Economy

Donegal is now recognised as a hub for tech, R&D and innovation. Our home-grown talent is fostering a new generation of high achieving, leading-edge and award-winning companies in the knowledge economy. These include high-tech manufacturing, healthcare, software and business services companies like Cerebreon, SeaQuest Systems, and Accountant Online.

Growing Business Sectors

Skills for the Future

Most of our college graduates choose jobs here in Donegal providing an educated workforce for recruitment. There is also high demand for jobs from experienced professionals who have spent time gaining experience in Dublin, London and further afield and are seeking opportunities to return to their native county. And we’ve a large pool of trained, skilled talent in specialist fields such as IT, engineering, food, hospitality, and design.

Talent in Donegal
Skills for the Future
Business and Training Support

Business and Training Support

We welcome your business not just with open arms but with practical support. For start-ups, you can secure advice, mentoring and support from Donegal's Local Enterprise Office, Donegal Local Development Company and Udárás na Gaeltachta. For international companies, who want to open a base here, there’s support and advice from IDA Ireland.

Business and Training Support

Funding and Incentives

There are a wide range of funding and support incentives for those who wish to start or relocate their business to Donegal through various agencies such as Enterprise Ireland , Local Enterprise Office , IDA , DFA . 

Business Funding and Supports
Funding and Incentives
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