West Of Ireland Business Campus Forms Link With Silicon Valley

Ennis, Ireland (PressExposure) May 18, 2009 -- The Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG), comprised of high-level technology Irish and Irish-American leaders in Silicon Valley, is opening an office at Westpark Shannon as part of a newly signed agreement.

The office at the County Clare Business Campus will promote the existing technology-related strengths of the Shannon Region. It will seek to link established and new start-ups in the region with leading and emerging companies in California. ITLG already has offices in Dublin and Belfast.

Mr. Brian O’Connell, Managing Director, Westpark Shannon and Chairman of Atlantic Way, commented, “This initiative is especially timely. It highlights the attraction of the Shannon Region of Ireland as a low-cost, high-contribution centre for U.S. companies wishing to develop their global enterprise models through a presence in Europe”.

ITLG Chairman John Hartnett, who is CEO of the Cardiff-based G24i Technology Group, emphasised the importance of innovation for Ireland in the current difficult global economic climate. “I am very excited that the opening of this new office will greatly assist in that process. It will act as a conduit for contacts between major U.S. technology corporations and Irish enterprises”, added the Limerick native.

Strategically located next to Shannon International Airport and in the heart of the Atlantic Way, Westpark Shannon has become a unique and prestigious office location for global corporations to headquarter their European operations. The Campus is home to some of the world’s leading companies such as GE, Digital River, Genesis Lease and SES – as well as serving as the National Regional Headquarters for Enterprise Ireland.

Established in 2005, the Atlantic Way has set out to establish strong alliances and co-operation between people and business in diverse locations with the intention of creating a region of excellence for future economic and social growth along the Galway to Limerick/Shannon corridor. The voluntary organisation’s membership includes leaders and decision makers in business, education, community organisations, local government, voluntary services and development based in the West and Mid West of Ireland.

Notes to Editor: - A high-resolution image featuring John Hartnett, Chairman, ITLG, Jason O’Connell, Westpark Shannon, and Mary Coughlan, T.D., Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Employment, is available on request. Please contact Mark Dunphy of Dunphy Public Relations on 086-8534900 or media@dunphypr.com

- About Westpark: Featuring over one million square feet of premium office accommodation on 40 acres of elevated parkland, Westpark works in partnership with regional and national enterprise development agencies to actively promote Ireland and its mid-west region towards achieving its fullest economic potential. The campus development programme at Westpark has seen three of seven modules completed to date with a letting and sales performance that continues to surpass market performance. With each Campus building exceeding 110,000 sq ft, and with floor plates of up to 27,000 sq ft, Westpark offers prospective tenants a selection of possible accommodation and fit-out options, and allows them to become an integral part of a modern and integrated business environment in a strategically located and low cost location. Substantial capital investment already made in planning consents, feasibility studies, design and enabling works for the remaining modules places Westpark Shannon very favourably in the context of an approaching global economic recovery.

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Press Release Submitted On: May 18, 2009 at 7:04 am
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