Longford-Westmeath Fine Gael TD, Gabrielle McFadden, has been informed by Jobs Minister Richard Bruton that the IDA are actively promoting and marketing the new Advance Factory in Athlone to overseas clients.
“Seeking a progress report on this new advance technology building, Minister Bruton informed me in the Dáil this week that the facility was on track to be completed before the end of this year.
“I was also pleased that the Minister was able to report that the IDA was already and actively promoting the facility to attract foreign direct investment to the Midlands region.
“This advance factory is part of the Government’s particular focus on regional job creation. Located in the IDA Garrycastle Business & Technology Park, on the Dublin Road, the development ha
s been designed to a high standard and consists of an advanced 2,674 square metres technology building.
“It is built in such a way as to allow it to be easily adapted for any potential client companies and I am confident that it will help lead to further jobs announcements for Athlone and the Midlands.
“The construction of the regional IDA office – with one also being built in Waterford – is the first time since the early 1980s that IDA Ireland has funded and managed the construction of new office space.
“It’s also important to note that the Athlone project created up to 180 jobs during the construction period.”