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Boost for Galway as 1,500 jobs on the way


From this week's Galway City Tribune

From this week's Galway City Tribune

Boost for Galway as 1,500 jobs on the way

From this week’s Galway City Tribune – Up to 1,000 medtech jobs are to be created by a US multinational which will unveil plans this morning (Friday) to set up shop in Galway – with 500 additional jobs promised for the construction phase of the project.

Dexcom Inc, which produces glucose monitors for diabetes management, is to build a new manufacturing plant on the IDA landbank in Athenry.

The plant, which will be Dexcom’s first site in Europe, will have the capacity to produce millions of the company’s glucose monitors each year.

Speaking to the Galway City Tribune, Minister of State and Galway West TD Hildegarde Naughton (pictued) said the announcement meant the creation of hundreds of jobs for highly skilled graduates in the medtech sector, as well as positions for those at technician level.

The project has been backed by the Government through the IDA and will result in a €270 million investment over five years.

“I am delighted with today’s news, which is a massive vote of confidence in Galway and the West of Ireland,” said Minister Naughton.

This is a shortened preview version of this story. To read the rest of the article, see the May 5 edition of the Galway City Tribune. You can support our journalism and buy a digital edition HERE.

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