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Tue, 01/06/2021 - 09:56
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Cork Harbour Economy Ireland: A Global Economic Platform is a specialist online event which will provide a unique insight into the immense growth opportunity of the Cork Harbour Economy.

Designed to appeal to those who have an interest in a collaborative approach towards exploring the future development of the wider Cork Harbour area, the event will feature key persons from Cork County Council’s Senior Management Team, including Chief Executive Tim Lucey, together with a special introduction from Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath TD.

The Cork Harbour Economy is a driver for the entire Cork region, as Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Mary Linehan Foley notes, “For over a millennium, Cork Harbour has evolved and adapted alongside it’s community. It now connects Ireland to global trade routes, and in turn invites world leaders in industry to connect to an idyllic location, an educated and motivated workforce and a community rich in culture and heritage. Social, environmental and cultural factors in the region are the foundation of a unique economic ecosystem which has seen the Cork Harbour Region consistently enjoy a GDP per capita above the national average.”

With a current GDP output of €4.5 billion, the Cork Harbour Economy has the potential to reach a GDP of €12 billion by 2040.  The Cork Harbour Economy Ireland: A Global Economic Platform webinar will highlight how this can be achieved in a collaborative, balanced and sustainable manner ensuring wider societal gains such as health, wellbeing and placemaking all benefit, from a rising tide lifts all ships approach.

Commenting on the webinar, Chief Executive of Cork County Council Tim Lucey highlighted how, “The Cork Harbour Economy is a unique spatial, community and economic entity in its own right.  We want to make sure it is elevated in all of our minds as a national asset, deserving of unique and special focus.  The core of our ambition for the Cork Harbour Economy is that it becomes a global leader in climate change action and sustainability, one which allows industry, commerce, transport, people, communities, heritage, and environment to continue to develop in a compatible manner but all focused on our climate change ambitions to 2050.”

The Cork Harbour Economy webinar takes place on Thursday June 3rd from 8.00am to 9.00am. Visit www.corkcoco.ie/en/events/cork-harbour-economy-webinar for details on how to register.