Cork’s favourable business conditions contribute to its ability to be a motivating business base.
It is a forward-thinking and ever-changing place with a rich business and social culture, making it a great place to work as well as a desirable place to live. There are many places to explore and enjoy on your door step and Cork truly is a place to relax away from the stresses of modern working life and you don’t have to travel far to find them. Cork is set to become the fastest growing city in Ireland over the next 20 years and work opportunities will strengthen in line with this pace. We have a reputation for being welcoming of both people and businesses and we were voted number one small European city for business friendliness. Cork is easily to get around and 60% of people in Cork get to work in 30 minutes or less. Unemployment is low and business opportunities exist across a wide range of sectors and skill sets, drawing talent locally as well as from overseas. Entrepreneurial spirit is embraced and encouraged across Cork, start-up success is underpinned by strong support structures and a “can do” attitude is evident and encouraged everywhere.