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  • 12 Reasons Why You Should Consider Cork!

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    Recently, Connecting Cork partnered with Savills at their Ireland property showcase in London. We were there to tell a story about Cork. Sometimes, it’s hard to keep up with the latest developments, changing skylines, or new career and investment opportunities that might beckon from a new city. And right now, not a week passes by in Cork without new announcements on one of these fronts…Recently, Connecting Cork partnered with Savills at their Ireland property showcase in London. We were there to tell a story about Cork. Sometimes, it’s hard to keep up with the latest developments, changing skylines, or new career and investment opportunities that might beckon from a new city. And right now, not a week passes by in Cork without new announcements on one of these fronts…

    So here are 12quick facts about the Cork region:

    1. Cork is set to become the fastest growing city in Ireland over the next 20 years. The population of the city is set to almost treble!
    2. 50% of Cork’s population is aged under 35 years old
    3. 60% of people in Cork get to work in 30 minutes or less
    4. Over 150 FDI companies are located in Cork, with more than 60 overseas tech companies having chosen Cork as their European home
    5. Cork is a university city, home to over 35,000undergraduate students and the largest undergraduate business school in Ireland
    6. Cork has the lowest latency broadband line direct to East Coast USA anda new subsea cable to France is planned
    7. Our coast line stretches 1,100 kilometers and we are home to the world’s second largest natural harbour
    8. Cork Airport has 9 daily flights to London, direct flights to East Coast USA, and to many EU hub airports including Amsterdam, Paris and Manchester
    9. Cork is home to more than 50 farmers’ markets a week & described as “Europe’s best-kept culinary secret” by Esquire Magazine (2018)
    10. The cost of commercial properties in Cork is highly competitive, about half that of similar properties in Dublin
    11. Cork is ranked as one of Europe’s top 25 cities of the future
    12. We have more than 1 million sq. ft. of office spaces coming on stream in the next 24 months

    Interested to learn more? Why not join us?connect@corkchamber.ie