184 foreign investors have decided to locate in Cork, building strong industry clusters and employing over 43,000 people in the region. Cork delivers top class talent with its two regional universities, University College Cork (UCC) and Munster Technological University (MTU), having a combined total over 40,000 students.
Connecting Cork aims to promote Cork’s unique qualities and attributes that make it a great place to live and work. Cork’s strong regional industry clusters offer high quality roles to grow a rewarding professional career. Cork also offers a quality of life that is second to none, as Ireland’s culinary capital and maritime haven with spectacular coastlines and city festivals, Cork has something for everyone.
The IFS sector in Cork has grown rapidly over recent years, and there is now a significant cluster of businesses representing a broad spectrum of financial services disciplines.
The Cork Financial Services Forum was established to drive the advancement of the financial services industry in the region. It is comprised of FS sector organisations and businesses in the Cork region, as well as local agencies that support the development of economic growth.