Cork City Council Seeks Cork City's business community's views


23rd June 2021

Cork City Council will be embarking on a survey of businesses in Cork City to establish the overall commercial confidence and trading patterns in the region.

The survey is being undertaken against the backdrop of the two significant current disruptive and ongoing impacts of Covid19 and Brexit.

The engagement will be of critical assistance in informing the inclusion of policies and actions by Cork City Council and other key city stakeholders and the economic strategy in the Cork City Development Plan to support the resilience and future growth of the city economy.

The survey of industry will focus on the following topics:

  • Business environment and expectations for trading over the medium term;
  • Assessment of Cork City characteristics for business;
  • The importance of a series of economic and commercial issues.

The results of this research will directly inform the future Cork City Council strategic planning process. Fearghal Reidy, Director of Strategic & Economic Development, Cork City Council, encourages Cork City's business community to have their say, noting: “Cork has played a key role in Ireland’s economic success and Cork City Council strives to ensure that our city will continue to act as a key driver of the regional and national economy. Our collective efforts to support economic development and recovery must ensure that the enterprise and business environment and the support structures available in Cork City are geared towards these small and medium sized companies alongside large employers.”


Cork City Council has retained the services of an internationally recognised business and market research company, Behaviour and Attitudes Ltd., to conduct the survey on Cork City Council’s behalf, who will be contacting a representative sample of companies over the coming weeks. The study is being undertaken with assistance from the IDA, Enterprise Ireland, IBEC, Cork Chamber, and Cork Business Association.

Cork City Council and our business partners greatly appreciate the contribution to Cork of our business community and sincerely appreciate the input and collaboration of our business community to this important survey.

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