Ibec Mid-West and Kerry have called on the next government to ramp up investment in education in the region. IBEC logo According to Ibec Mid-West and Kerry, a skilled and versatile talent pool would strengthen the region’s credentials as an attractive location for businesses to set up. An increase in start-up companies and more job creation in the existing base of over 1,000 companies is needed said Mid-West and Kerry Regional Director Sinead Mullins in order to attract foreign investment. Research conducted by Amárach indicates that 37% of Munster respondents would like their children to work in a large multinational or large Irish company.