It's a 8.6% year-on-year rise.
There are now 6,200 people employed by IDA companies in the midlands.
Statistics have been released from the agency's 'Winning' strategy from 2015 to 2019.
Its Business Development Manager for the midlands region, Ken Whitelaw, says 43 IDA companies are now operating in the region.
He says they're very pleased with the regional progress that's been made over the last five years: