Do Business In Waterford

Do Business in Waterford

Waterford offers a mix of skills, infrastructure and excellent support for any company establishing or expanding operations here. Waterford is ranked 4th for Business Friendliness and Economic Potential in the Micro European City rankings by FDI Magazine 2016-2017.


Ireland ranked 4th in Forbes list of best Countries for Doing Business in 2017


Ireland operates a pro-business, low-tax business environment, maintaining the 12.5% corporate tax rate


Ireland ranks 6th of the 63 countries benchmarked in the 2017 IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook


Ireland is ranked 10th of 127 countries in the Global Innovation Index 2017

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Ireland remains the fastest growing economy in the EU in 2015 for the second consecutive year. (IDA, key Messages Q3 2015)

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Only English speaking member of the Eurozone with access to an internal market of 500 million & ranked 4th in The Best Countries For Your Investment in 2015.

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Exceptional global connectivity by air and sea with services to over 120 European Countries  as well as 11 direct flights a day from Ireland to the US.

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Business Success

Waterford is a thriving hub of business activity for international and home-grown companies.

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Business Supports

There are a wide range of supports available when locating, starting or growing your business in Waterford. This section of the website will guide you to the initial support agency best suited to assisting your business.

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Infrastructure & Property

Located in the South East of Ireland, Waterford has excellent road infrastructure with a motorway to Dublin, a strong rail network and close proximity to three international airports in addition to its own regional airport. Waterford also has a major sea port connecting the South East of Ireland to mainland Europe.

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Talent / Workforce

Waterford offers excellent options for employers, with a population of about 114,000 which is boosted by over 10,000 students attending the university level Waterford Institute of Technology.

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Research & Innovation

There is a thriving research and postgraduate community in WIT and many of their researchers have a high profile in both national and EU academic communities.

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