Our Story


Think of global household names – Apple, EMC, Pfizer, de Puy, GSK, Boston Scientific, Amazon, McAfee, Pepsico – these are just some of the leading international companies who are clustered around metropolitan Cork. 137 multinational companies are based in Cork, employing over 22,000 people.

They are attracted by the talented people, the value for money, the quality of life and the successful businesses already operating here.

As Ireland’s second city Cork’s cost base compares favourably with that of Dublin - office rentals in Cork are less than half the price of Dublin for an equivalent City Centre location and salaries are 10% less than those in Dublin.

With a spirit and history of entrepreneurship and trade, Cork has developed into a thriving hub of global growth sectors – ICT, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, biotechnology, food and business services. Through our global businesses we are well-connected to national and international markets around the world.

We have strong business networks and a well developed eco support system - FDI Magazine ranked Cork the No.1 small city for business friendliness in its 2014/2015 European Cities and Regions of the Future. Why not come and keep the company of some of the world’s and Ireland’s leading global companies already operating successfully in the Cork Region.


Your business will be in good company

Why not come and keep the company of some of the world & Ireland's leading global companies already operating in the Cork region?


“There's something special happening. We're seeing an exciting renaissance of industry from small indigenous to multi-national, significant city centre capital investment, arts, food, global pedigree science/R&D innovation supported by an accessible, integrated infrastructure of industry, government, public sector and academia...all tied up with a bow of terrific lifestyle. 

A very compelling proposition. Work, learn, live-Cork, it's the right mix.."