County Cork - Economy

Economy

Main article: Economy of Cork

The South-West region comprising counties Cork and Kerry contribute € 24,877 billion ($39.3 billion USD)(2005 values; 2008 exchange rate) towards the Irish GDP. The harbour area to the immediate east of the city is home to a large number of pharmaceutical and medical companies. Mahon Point Shopping Centre is Cork and Munster's largest shopping center and has over 75 stores including a retail park.

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