Why invest in Northern Ireland?

The region offers more than simply skilled people, competitive costs and great infrastructure; it's a location that delivers altogether more for investors.

The United States is the number one source of foreign direct investment in Northern Ireland for good reason.

As a location, Northern Ireland has exactly what U.S. companies are looking for - a workforce that is educated, smart, innovative and results-driven. People who will go the extra mile to make sure your operation is a success.

Combine this with a superb infrastructure, competitive costs and excellent support packages and you have a location that delivers dividends.

Among the U.S. businesses that have already discovered the benefits of operating in Northern Ireland are Citi, Seagate, the Allstate Corp, Liberty Mutual, CME and Baker & McKenzie.

Read more about what makes Northern Ireland a great location for your business.

Trade with Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland companies have been successfully doing business in the United States for decades. Regular trade missions visit the key regions of the Tri-State Area, New England and the West Coast.

Many of our companies across a broad range of sectors, from IT and life sciences to engineering and food have won business throughout the United States. Annually more than £400m is imported into the U.S. from Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland also benefits from a daily direct transatlantic flight from Belfast to Newark.

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Find out about some of our existing investors

The Allstate Corporation, headquartered in Northbrook Illinois, first established an operation in Northern Ireland in 1999 with 250 employees. The company has since reinvested several times and now employs more than 1,900 people across three centers: Belfast, Londonderry and Strabane.

Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group) established a Technology and Support Services Center in Belfast in 2012. The center provides a range of technology development and global support services to the Group operations in London, Singapore, New York and Chicago.

California headquartered Seagate was founded in 1979, and is the global leader in hard disc drives and storage solutions. The company which launched its Northern Ireland operations in 1993, now employs a staff of almost 1,400 in Derry~Londonderry.

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