Connectivity is a defining feature of modern economies as global communities, economies and countries become closely linked. Dublin is Ireland’s capital city and is closely connected to the rest of the island by road and rail. Its air, sea and digital links also guarantee excellent connectivity with the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. Then, in terms of global connectivity, its strong digital infrastructure keeps businesses connected to their staff and customers around the world too. The city’s exceptional connectivity is just one of many reasons to consider investing in Dublin. Digit
As an export-driven economy on the periphery of Europe, transport and logistics is a significant sector in Dublin. It is hugely important for the increasing number of global players that base their European and EMEA headquarters in the city too.
Exceptional connectivity with Europe, the UK and the US is one of many considerations which drive foreign investment in Dublin. Over the coming decade, as the economy continues to grow and the shift to online retail continues, logistics and storage is expected to be one of the fastest growing sectors in Dublin.
Luckily, heavy investment by the state means Dublin’s transport and logistics infrastructure should be well able for the challenge. Dublin Airport delivered the North Runway within the airports existing land bank in 2022 . While the Dublin Port Company’s Masterplan for 2040 includes new and improved facilities. The 3FM Project is the final plan to be implemented to completed Dublin Ports development goals by 2040.
Freight tonnage at both Dublin Airport and Dublin Port showed strong growth during 2019. In fact, it was at a record level. While growth stalled in 2020, the Logistics and Supply Chain Confidence Index reports that industry professionals have a positive outlook for the future.
Growth is expected to return and additional investment has been committed to provide additional capacity. In recent years, international logistics companies like DB Schenker, Kuehne + Nagel, Dachser and DPD have brought investment to the city too.
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Dublin is most definitely a tech hub. And its reputation is well-deserved since efforts have been made to attract leading tech companies for decades. Way back in November 1956, IBM was the first American tech company to set up an Irish subsidiary in Dublin. (It still has a large presence here today.) The following year, Swedish multinational Ericsson invested in facilities here too. Then, in the decades that followed, big names like Hewlett Packard, Dell, Microsoft and SAP followed suit. Today, the industry employs over 37,000 people throughout Ireland and generates €3
Dublin is a major global hub for fund administration, aircraft leasing, insurance and a range of wholesale banking activities. Many financial services firms have made the city their home. Overall, Ireland is the fourth largest provider of wholesale financial services in the EU. The country’s robust regulation and skilled workforce attracts them here. Excellent investment and tax incentives help too. The combination of a 12.5% corporate tax and an exceptionall