Northern Ireland not favoured by southern companies…

PWC’s annual Pulse Survey of Irish CEOs has some interesting detail on the attitudes of big companies to investing in Northern Ireland. Apparently only one third feel that Northern Ireland is an attractive location for investment when compared with the Republic.

* 67pc of the respondents said Northern Ireland is not as attractive a location for investment compared to the Republic.

* 78pc of multinational companies say that Northern Ireland is not as attractive a location for investment as the Republic.

* 52pc of indigenous companies said Northern Ireland is not as attractive a location for investment.

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