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Why Clare?

County Clare is a proven location for international companies and a gateway to global markets. It combines a low risk, high reward, stable and supportive business environment with an excellent standard of living.

Shannon and Ennis have the most developed business and industrial activities, while the smaller urban centres of Ennistymon, Kilrush, Scarriff and Killaloe all have developed economic activity due to continual advances in telecommunications, infrastructure and the availability of land and property. Significant potential for further development exists for investors and entrepreneurs.

Clare offers your business:

  • Internationally recognised business location
  • World class business space and development sites
  • Advanced energy and communications infrastructure
  • Low corporation tax – 12.5%
  • Stable business environment
  • Ease of business entry and start up
  • An international airport with US customs and borders preclearance
  • Direct access to US, UK and European markets
  • High levels of existing foreign direct investment and multi-national activity
  • Unrivalled skills and education base
  • The Shannon Estuary – a 100km deepwater estuary
  • Pro-business planning and development policies
  • Forward thinking local government
  • Excellent quality of life with a variety of high-quality amenities, housing and schools
  • Low cost of living

Connect with Clare

Clare has a wealth of natural resources, geographic advantages and infrastructural pluses which distinguish it from its competitors and enhances the competitiveness of Ireland's greater Mid-West region. Considerable scope for further development of its strategic assets exists and Clare County Council is working with many public and private organisations to make progress in a number of priority areas. 

Areas for development include:

  • Transportation and logistics
  • Aviation
  • Creative industries
  • Maritime activities
  • Green energy
  • Life sciences

Details of Clare's demographic profile, infrastructure, education, access, planning and development, strategic assets, economic activity and lifestyle are available to download in the Connect with Clare publication:

Page last reviewed: 11/09/18

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