Invest in Kerry

Our new Invest in Kerry microsite outlines Kerry's attributes as a location for investment.  From talent to property solutions, investors can experience what Kerry has to offer.  Companies like Fexco, Astellas, Borg Warner, JRI America, Liebherr and many more are happy to tell you about their experiences in establishing their operations in Kerry.

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Invest in Cork


Invest in Cork is an interactive experience designed for use on tablet, smartphone and PC.  Information on location, education, lifestyle and existing IDA and indigenous companies is provided through rich images, video and text.

Invest in Cork

Key Credentials

While the city of Cork, Ireland’s second largest metropolis, provides the heartbeat of the region, the South West boasts a population of over 660,000 and a labour force of 317,658 when the other main locations in the area, which include Tralee, Killarney, Mallow, Fermoy, Clonakilty and Youghal, are taken into account.

Research Capability

The region’s strong focus on education and access to multiple research centres has fuelled the staffing and skill requirements of multinationals.  Its strong research and development credentials are underlined by the presence of the world-renowned Tyndall National Research Institute (focusing on photonics, electronics, materials, nanotechnologies and ICT), the APC Microbiome Institute (pioneering research in gastrointestinal health) and Teagasc Moorepark Dairy and Food Research Centre.  

Talent

The presence of large multinationals and its strong research and development culture has made the region a hotbed for Life Science, Technology, Multilingual and Engineering graduates.  This ensures the South West continues to attract the best of talent from across Ireland and Europe, thanks to its international airport and connectivity to Mainland Europe and the UK.

Education

The region’s ability to provide highly skilled employees is underpinned by the presence of three third-level institutions: University College Cork (UCC), Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT), with over 30,000 full & part time students.  These produce around 9,000 graduates every year across Business, Humanities, Engineering and Sciences.  Each of these third-level institutions constantly engage with the network of multinationals located in the region, especially when it comes to work on collaborative research projects.

 

Lifestyle

With a vibrant, bustling city at its heart, surrounded by some of the most spectacular landscapes in Ireland, the South West provides the perfect work-life balance.  Its friendly atmosphere, good lifestyle and ample employment opportunities not only help to attract, but also retain highly qualified and strongly motivated employees.

Contact the South West Office

IDA Ireland
Industry House
Rossa Avenue
Bishopstown
Cork
Tel: + 353 21 4800210
Fax: + 353 21 4800202

  • Ray O’Connor

    Regional Business Development Manager

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