14 Reasons for Why Cork

Last month, Cork Chamber partnered with Savills at their property Ireland showcase in London. We were there to tell a story about Cork. For sometimes, when you have been away from home for a while it’s hard to keep up on the latest developments, changing skylines, new restaurants, or new career opportunities. And right now, not a week passes by in Cork without new announcements on one of these fronts.

So here are 14 reasons for why you should consider Cork your new home.

  1. Cork is set to become the fastest growing city in Ireland over the next 20 years. The population of the city is set to almost treble!
  2. 50% of Cork’s population is aged under 35 years.
  3. 60% of people in Cork get to work in 30 minutes or less.
  4. Cork is placed ideally situated between the markets of Asia-Pacific and the Americas.
  5. Over 150 FDI companies are located in Cork, with more than 60 overseas tech companies having chosen Cork as their European home.
  6. Cork is a university city and home to Ireland’s largest undergraduate business school.
  7. In Europe, Cork has the lowest latency broadband line direct to East Coast USA and there’s a new subsea cable to France underway.
  8. Our coast line stretches 1,100 kilometers and we are home to the world’s second largest natural harbour.
  9. Cork Airport has 9 daily flights to London, direct flights to East Coast USA, and to EU hub airports.
  10. Cork is home to more than 50 farmers’ markets a week & described as “Europe’s best-kept culinary secret” by Esquire Magazine (2018).
  11. Cork is full of character and offers a perfect work-life balance.
  12. The cost of commercial properties in Cork are highly competitive, and about half of that of Dublin.
  13. Cork is ranked as one of Europe’s top 25 cities of the future.
  14. We have more than 1,000,000 sq. ft. office spaces coming on stream in the next 18 months.

… Find many more reasons here.

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