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Trade Mission to Texas 5-10 March 2013

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The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Richard Bruton T.D. will lead a Trade Mission to Texas from 5th to 10th March 2013. The objective of the mission is to increase and diversify the level of Irish exports to the Southern US.

The economy of Texas is one of the largest and most rapidly growing economies in the United States. Texas is home to six of the top 50 companies on the Fortune 500 list and has 51 overall - third in line after New York with 57 and California with 53. Texas has an economy that is the second largest in the US and the 15th largest in the world based on GDP figures. As the largest exporter of goods in the United States, Texas currently grosses more than $100 billion a year in trade with other nations. In 2011, Texas had a gross state product of $1.332 trillion, the second highest in the U.S. The Texas economy today relies largely on information technology, electronics, oil and natural gas, aerospace, biomedical research, fuel processing, electric power, agriculture, and manufacturing. Texas's large population, abundance of natural resources, thriving cities and leading centre of higher education have contributed to a large and diverse economy.

Enterprise Ireland will host a number of networking opportunities which will be open to all companies, and their local clients, partners and contacts. These networking lunches will take place in Dallas, Houston and Austin. There will be PR and photo opportunities for Enterprise Ireland clients who have significant announcements over the course of the trade mission.

Sectoral events in the telecoms and oil & gas industries will take place in Dallas and Houston respectively, and all Enterprise Ireland clients will have the option to request a customised itinerary of meetings in each location (an additional fee will be charged for this service).



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