Connecting Cork

Your global business destination. As Ireland’s second city region, Cork is an international gateway to Europe and lies at the centre of the global economies of Asia and the Americas.

Why Cork?

Big on Life

Cork offers a quality of life that is second to none, as Ireland’s culinary capital and maritime haven with spectacular coastlines

No.1 for Business

Ranked No.1 small European city for Economic Potential, 2nd Overall, 3rd for FDI Strategy and 4th for Business Friendliness (FT European Cities and Regions of the Future 2023)

180+ Overseas Companies

Strong track record of successful international investment with FDI investors employing over 43,000 people in the region

Talent Pipeline

Ireland’s second largest city region with its two universities, UCC and MTU, having over 40,000 students and 10,000 graduates combined

Strong Clusters

Cork is home to several strong industry clusters including Life Sciences, Technology & Marine and Energy, built on a mix of FDI investment and indigenous SMEs

Cork for IFS

Cork is Ireland’s second-largest financial services centre offering your IFS company a competitive solution.

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