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 3rd overall in the 'Micro European Cities of the Future' by FDI Magazine 2018-2019, and is ranked as 4th in Europe for both 'Economic Potential' and 'Business Friendliness'.


Forbes ranks Ireland as the 8th Best Country in the World for Business in 2019.


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


Ireland ranks 7th of the 63 countries benchmarked in the 2017 IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook


Ireland is ranked 10th of 127 countries in the Global Innovation Index 2018


89% of those who moved to the South East for work are Satisfied, or Very Satisfied with their decision.

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Only English speaking member of the Eurozone with access to an internal market of 500 million 

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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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We have a proven track-record of success!

Bausch + Lomb Waterford was named overall winner of the 2017 Medtech Excellence Awards, which recognize achievement and reward performance in the medical technology sector in Ireland, and the company was also named Exporter of the Year 2017.

Waterford is home to 'Sanofi-Aventis Ireland Limited', the Biotechnology Company of the Year; Pharma Industry Company of the Year and Life Sciences Exporter of the Year.

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Business Success Stories

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. 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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