Cork named most business-friendly small European city

Published every two years, fDi’s European Cities and Regions of the Future presents a league table of the most attractive locations in Europe for inward investment.


Cork was also included in the top ten small European cities for economic potential, top 10 small northern cities and overall top 10 small cities. The South West region was also ranked 8th in European small regions of the future.  European Cities and Regions of the Future are determined using data across 489 locations. The “small city” category covers cities with an immediate city population of 100,000 to 350,000.


Responding, Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald said: “We are delighted to be ranked the best small city in Europe for business friendliness, and to see Cork’s continued strength in the fDi rankings. Cork is proud of its remarkable FDI success. Global giants including Apple, Intel, Boston Scientific, BNY Mellon and Huawei have significant and established operations in Cork. We’re also attracting a new wave of leading investors in highly active sectors such as cyber, tech and pharma.”


On 21 March the SFA will hold a ‘GDPR in action’ workshop in Cork as part of the Business Bytes networking and training series. You can register for this event here.

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