Galway, the largest city on Ireland’s Atlantic Coast, is the nearest European city to North America and has developed a reputation for its educated and talented workforce, its innovative ‘can do’ attitude to business and its hospitality which attracts millions of tourists.
It also makes very good economic and financial sense to locate in Galway.
Galway is a university city with a highly-educated and creative workforce. Galway ranks second highest in Ireland for both the proportion of graduates and the proportion of PhDs in its population.
Almost half of the population of Galway City and County (45.3%) have received Third Level education.
Galway’s third level institutions have established a strong but adaptable infrastructure of life-long learning which encourages active employer and employee involvement in the acquisition and development of skills.
Its pools of talent has been further enhanced by the clusters of businesses in both the Medical Technology and Information Technology sectors and these clusters have in turn attracted more foreign businesses to set up in Glaway
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Galway is a big enough city that it is easy to build many relationships but small enough that those relationships won’t get lost in the crowd. Strong bonds have been carefully created between educational institutions, local government and state agencies.
Some of the biggest names in world business have operations in Galway. In all over 70 multi-national companies employ almost 17,000 people in Galway. Galway is home to four of the world’s leading ICT companies – IBM, SAP, Oracle and Cisco. Others include: