Our Mission

Talent – Opportunity – Partnership

Ireland Northwest is exceptionally well placed as an investment hub for business and global companies seeking to establish a gateway to both the UK and EU markets. The region is renowned for its rich tourism, its culture and its heritage offerings, with an established reputation as a compelling investment proposition.

Ireland Northwest is the perfect location for businesses to invest and grow.  By offering significant cost advantages compared to the rest of Ireland, the UK and most of Western Europe, combined with value-adding benefits, the case for investment is clear and compelling.  We believe that Ireland Northwest can be your gateway to growth and success.

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Why invest in Ireland’s North West City Region?

  • Fresh talent pool & strong local skill base with competitive cost dynamics.

  • Strong technical Universities and Institutes with track record in development of industry tailored graduates.

  • Centres of Excellence in Data, Health & Life Sciences, Advanced Manufacturing and the Blue Economy.

  • Fastest high capacity city to city international communications link to east coast of USA.

  • Track record in supporting MNCs and local companies grow in the NW.

  • Top ROI & UK remote/hybrid working location.

  • An affordable place to live with an excellent work life balance.

  • Unique cross border city region with seamless access to both UK and EU markets.

Key facts


Ireland Northwest is a collaboration between Donegal County Council and Derry City & Strabane District Council. The North West Strategic Growth Partnership, led by Derry City and Strabane District Council and Donegal County Council is responsible for the North West Strategic Growth Plan aimed at driving forward economic, environmental and social regeneration prosperity for the region. The Partnership, comprising senior representatives from all Government departments from Northern Ireland and the Republic, is the first of its kind on the island of Ireland and was set up with the aim of bringing about real and positive benefits for the North West City region.

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