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This is Cork

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50% of Cork population under 35 years of age

Ireland’s second city-region

Located on the south coast of Ireland

Direct access to EU markets

Ideally situated between USA and Asia-Pacific markets

Only 2.5 hours from Dublin

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Multicultural workforce from over 100 different countries

Strong track record of successful international investment and re-investment

FDI investors employ over 38,000 people in the region

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Excellence in R&D and innovation through third-level research institutes

University College Cork (UCC) and Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) provide highly-skilled, industry-ready graduates

Four other third level institutes within a 2 hour commuting distance

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60% of people in Cork get to work in less than 30 mins

9 flights daily to London

Regular daily flights to hub airports of Amsterdam, Paris & Manchester

50 destinations served daily from Cork International Airport

World’s second largest natural harbour

31 trains per day between Cork & Dublin

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USA-UK 100 Gbit/s fibre network via Cork

lowest latency between the EU & US

Planned new sub-sea cable connecting Cork to mainland Europe via France

New 10 MW co-location data centre development

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Cost of high quality office space 50% lower than Dublin

Highly competitive rates

In excess of 1 million sq. ft. of office space coming onstream in Cork in the next 18 months

Gold and Platinum LEED offices

Innovative co-working spaces

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ICT, pharma, cyber security, energy, financial services, maritime, agri-food

Industry clusters supported by world-class research groups and centres of excellence

Ireland’s second centre for financial services

Life Sciences cluster spans the pharmaceutical, bio-pharma & medical device sectors

Over 50 global technology companies in both manufacturing and services

Multiple EMEA operations with services multiple markets in the local language

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CORK voted the third friendliest city in the world
(2018, Condé Nast Traveler)

Strong pro-business environment

Collaborative, inter-agency partnerships

Thriving start-up community and entrepreneurial spirit

Ranked No.1 for Business Friendliness
(Small European citiesFDI Magazine 2018/19)

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80% of tech workers relocating to the Cork region say their work-life balance has improved

Compact city-living

Spectacular rural and coastal environment

Festival city-region

Food capital of Ireland

Ireland’s maritime haven

Residential rental costs are 32% lower than Dublin

Cost of living is 23% lower in Cork than Dublin