Council welcomes investment by MSD in County Carlow Plant

Carlow County Council welcomed the announcement by MSD to develop its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, at the company’s first stand-alone vaccine and biologics facility outside the US in Carlow to create 120 new roles.

Cathaoirleach of Carlow County Council, Cllr. John Murphy said the announcement "will help to build confidence in County Carlow as a location for FDI companies which are key employers in the County."

Dan McInerney, Deputy Chief Executive, Carlow County Council, said the news "sends a positive message" to other multinational and indigenous firms who are considering investing in County Carlow or expanding their existing operations in the wider South East Region. He added that "This announcement by MSD compliments the Council's ongoing efforts to support development of FDI & indigenous companies, which have a clear focus on the continued multi-agency promotion of County Carlow’s growing status as an attractive location for investment".

McInerney concluded by saying that "Carlow County Council is committed to further developing and expanding its working relationship with regional development agencies, such as Enterprise Ireland and the IDA, and that such a collaborative approach is key to creating new employment opportunities in County Carlow and attracting additional investments into the wider region”.

 

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The official press release from IDA is here:

http://www.idaireland.com/newsroom/msd-ireland-announces-330/?utm_source=IDA+Announcement&utm_campaign=e1b1e50010-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_30&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_73fcc53462-e1b1e50010-

For further information contact Kieran Comerford on 086/8252037 or e-mail: kcomerford@carlowcoco.ie