Mayor Walsh announces GoWalkTalk will establish U.S. headquarters in Boston
November 18, 2016
BOSTON - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that GoWalkTalk, a North West of Ireland-based medical technology company, has selected Boston to establish its U.S. headquarters, adding to Boston's internationally renowned life sciences cluster.
"I am thrilled to welcome GoWalkTalk to Boston and build on our strong relationship with the North West of Ireland," said Mayor Walsh. "As more and more companies choose Boston, we are focused on maintaining a welcoming environment for international business and letting the world know Boston is open for business. I look forward to supporting GoWalkTalk as they settle into Boston and become an active part of our medtech and innovation communities."
GoWalkTalk, which is planning to create around 15 new jobs in Boston, develops intuitive healthcare management applications and solutions which help with staffing and personnel management in the home health and remote patient care management sectors. By choosing Boston, GoWalkTalk will be able to capitalize on Boston's talented workforce, thriving innovation economy and world-renowned research facilities and healthcare institutions.
"We are delighted to call Boston our U.S. home and are hugely excited about the opportunities the city offers to grow our company and to reach a diverse, global audience," said Tony McIntyre, Founder and Managing Director, GoWalkTalk. "Through visiting and fostering relationships here in the city and across Massachusetts, it was clear to us that Boston is a progressive, innovative, and creative city and was an easy choice for GoWalkTalk's U.S. headquarters."
GoWalkTalk is one of 17 companies from the North West of Ireland that visited Boston this week as part of a trade business delegation supported by Enterprise Ireland and led by Irish economic development officials in an effort to promote the region and establish relationships. Mayor Walsh's announcement was made Friday morning at the 8th Annual Golden Bridges Conference, which highlights successful transatlantic links in business, education, art, and culture between Ireland and Boston. Today's announcement highlights the City of Boston's partnership with Northern Ireland, including its Sister-City relationship with Belfast, the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, and partnering cities and regions around the world.