Let ten thousand jobs bloom?

Brian Cowen confirmed this morning the government are aggressively pursuing a Chinese investment project that could bring up to 10,000 jobs to the midlands. Very early stage process by the sounds of things, and I’m sure we’ll face stiff competition, but here’s hoping.

From RTE

Taoiseach Brian Cowen has confirmed today that he has held talks with potential investors and promoters behind a multi-million euro international project aimed at attracting major Chinese investment to the midlands.

The project Mr Cowen is trying to bring to Athlone is reported to be a world trade centre type hub for Chinese industry – a project that would be built on a 600-acre site just east of Athlone and with the potential to create up to 10,000 jobs over five years.

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