“Despite the unprecedented challenges of the past two years, Irish businesses have not only survived but thrived, expanding their investment footprint across the United States. The 30:50:30 initiative is the next step in building on this progress and expanding the presence of Irish companies across all 50 states.” said Ian Hyland, founder and president of Ireland INC.
The strategic plan – entitled the 30:50:30 initiative – focuses on achieving a 30% increase in the number of jobs created by Irish businesses across all fifty states by the year 2030. Ibec is supporting Ireland INC on the initiative as Ireland’s largest business representative group, with many of their members spread across the United States. Select USA – the US federal government program housed within the U.S. Department of Commerce charged to promote and facilitate business investment into the United States – is also supporting the 30:50:30 initiative.
The US is Ireland’s second largest export market, with almost 800 Irish companies operating across the United States. The 30:50:30 initiative was launched at the 10th annual Ireland Day at the New York Stock Exchange where business and political leaders gathered to discuss Irish US trade issues under the theme of ‘New Era, No Limits’. Topics included how to further two-way investment between Ireland and the United States as well as factors and events that will help drive business growth for Irish and US companies. They also discussed furthering the collaboration and partnership between business and political stakeholders. Ireland Day, the only recognised Country day hosted by the NYSE, was established in 2010 as a C-Suite forum to promote Irish business interests globally.
The Ireland INC US 250 Index 2022 recognises 250 Irish companies investing and operating in the US. The Ireland INC US 250 Index offers a rare insight into 250 Irish companies investing in the U.S. Allergy Standards is delighted and honoured to be a key inclusion in Ireland INC 250.