It comes as 60 further jobs were announced in Westmeath this morning.
The IDA says it's determined to continue marketing the midlands for foreign direct investment.
60 new pharmaceutical jobs have been announced in Westmeath, with Antylia Scientific to set up its first Irish operation in Mullingar.
It comes just a week after PPD has announced 180 new jobs at its lab in Athlone.
Midlands Regional Development Manager with the IDA, Ken Whitelaw says a number of factors make the midlands attractive to investors: