Economic Development Fund


The Economic Development Fund (EDF) was introduced in 2010 to promote economic development and job creation opportunities in the County. Funding priorities were identified, the application procedure was set out and the Council agreed to allocate 1% of Commercial Rates income annually to the Fund.


Initially, the EDF considered applications under the following headings;

Business Lands & Units


Cork County Council provides a range of property options to support economic development initiatives for existing and emerging enterprises and appropriately zoned lands which are available to respond to new opportunities as and when they arise.

Rates, Business Support & Advice

Cork incubator kitchens
                           Cork Incubator Kitchens                                   




The role of the Local Authority is to promote Cork County as an attractive location for business to locate, grow and expand, for people to invest, and for employers and employees to work and live.