Cork has a long and proud heritage of hosting global businesses, having imported and exported people, ideas and products for centuries.
Renowned for its welcoming and outward focussed approach Cork is an established base for major global corporates (including Apple, EMC, VMWare, Pfizer, Janssen and GSK). Cork’s strengths in ICT, business services, biopharma, energy and agri-business are supported by our third level institutes (over 35,000 students in University College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology) and our R&D centres of excellence (including the Tyndall National Institute).With a population of over 500,000, the Cork Region combines a vibrant, culturally rich yet compact city with dramatic natural landscapes including mountains, bays, beaches and the world’s second largest harbour.
As Ireland’s second urban area, Cork City is the beating heart of the region. A series of major new developments are now underway which will further enhance the City’s high end office and retail offer and encourage further innovative developments and investments.