Belfast is a city transformed – the economic and cultural heart of Northern Ireland. With first class universities and world leading financial services, creative industries and technology centres, and a quality of life to rival that of any European city.

The supply of talent in Northern Ireland, particularly at graduate level, is impressive and, coupled with the support from Invest NI and Dept. of Employment & Learning, it makes this region highly attractive to a global company like Citi seeking the best location for growth.

James Bardrick, Citi Country Officer UK

Over 5,000 graduate annually with business degrees from Queen's University Belfast and Ulster University.
World’s top destination for financial technology investment projects.
NI 1.8m population – one of the youngest and fastest growing in Europe.
Belfast is one of the FT fDi Intelligence’s Top 10 Digital Economies of the future.
Lowest cost of living for UK city in Mercer Survey 2019.
Operating costs lower than the rest of the UK.
World’s most business-friendly city of its size.
100 miles north of Dublin/70 miles south east of Derry/Londonderry.
Direct connection to the M1 motorway with provides access to the south and west, and the M2 motorway which provides access to the north.
Two city railway stations - train journey to Dublin in less than two hours.
Belfast has two airports providing access to all major UK cities and many international airports. Dublin airport, with its access to worldwide destinations, is less than two hours away.
Travel time from suburbs to Belfast City Centre is 20 minutes.