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Yee-haw! Jobs minister Richard Bruton off to Texas on trade mission

Burton will meet with Texas governor Rick Perry as part of his four-day trade mission to the Lone Star State.

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JOBS MINISTER RICHARD Bruton is heading to the United States today on a four-day trade mission to Texas.

The Enterprise Ireland programme involves some 40 exporting Irish companies who will be seeking business and employment opportunities in the Lone Star State.

Bruton will attend over 20 trade events and meetings in Houston, Dallas and Austin as well as hold meetings with a number of multinational companies who are already investing or considering investing in Ireland.

Burton will attend the South x South West Trade Show in Austin and is also scheduled to meet with Texas Governor and former Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry where “trade and investment issues” will be discussed.

The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (DJEI) said that the US’s second-largest economy offers significnat opportunities for Irish companies seeking to expand their presence across the Atlantic.

Bruton said in a statement: “As part of the transition to a new economy based on enterprise, innovation and exports that we are supporting, we must not only continue to grow jobs in multinational companies, but also support ambitious Irish companies seeking to grow their exports and jobs.”

A full schedule of the Minister’s engagements is available on the DJEI website.

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